Is Aureomycin crumbles good to give to a sick bird with sour crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hettieprincess, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Hettieprincess

    Hettieprincess New Egg

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    If so, any idea how much? Bag says mix .4-.8 oz per pound of food. But she's not eating feed, I have her on an egg/bread/yogurt diet. But if a typical hen eats a pound of food a day, I'm guessing she need to injest .4-.8 oz. per day, mixed in with her special diet. Or is that too much?

    Never had to deal with a sick hen before. Please help!
     
  2. babyrabbitjones

    babyrabbitjones Out Of The Brooder

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    When one of my gals had a sour crop I gave her Kefir (a probiotic liquid yogurt) I used a syringe to give it to her as she wasn't eating on her own. I also gave her water w/ electrolytes added so she wouldn't get dehydrated. When she started eating on her own, I gave her crumbles mixed w/ Keifer & raw minced garlic. She recovered quite nicely. I have never heard of the medication that you are using, I hope someone else can advise you as to the dosing. Hope she gets better soon.
     
  3. Hettieprincess

    Hettieprincess New Egg

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    Maybe I'll start adding some garlic, thanks for the suggestion! She does seem to have an appetite, but today she has thrown up some brownish liquid a couple of times. Is that normal?
     
  4. babyrabbitjones

    babyrabbitjones Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think so.....maybe search the threads for vomiting. None of my birds have ever vomited to my knowledge.
     

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