I need some help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick raiser, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. chick raiser

    chick raiser Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have two questions. I would really appreciate if some could provide some help here.

    First is on medication. I got Tylan from Chevita. The product is called tylosin+. Apart from tylosin it also contains some vitamins and minerals. On the usage instruction it says that I should NOT give it on birds that are for human consumption. I know that there is a product called Tylan 50. Is there any difference? Is Tylan OK for hens? I mean I have seen here many of you that you use it on hens.

    My other question is on feather pecking. I noticed today that a hen pulled and ate a feather from an other hen. It looks like nutrition issue to me. Am I correct? Should I give them some minerals? I am using calcium on their feed. Any other thing that they need?

    Thanx a lot.
     
  2. dawg53

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    Tylosin+ on one website is used to treat pigeons. If it's good for pigeons, it should be safe to use in chickens.
    I agree with you on the feather pecking issue. Increase their protein intake, I recommend gamebird feed which is higher in protein than regular layer feed.
     
  3. chick raiser

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    It says though on the label, not to be used in birds for human consumption. I guess there has to be a reason for this. This is why I asked if there is a difference between tylosin+ and tylan 50.
     
  4. dawg53

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    Tylan soluable has a one day withdrawal period. As far as the injectable goes, I've dont believe there's a withdrawal period because it metabolizes quickly and is excreted quickly. I dont know about the tylan +. I've used tylan 50 injectable before and ate eggs...still here typing.
     

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