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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kryptoniteqhs, Feb 2, 2009.
Theyre fine so quit hounding me!!!
Well, if you go to TSC you could pick up some vitamins and electrolytes. That might help a little. Also when mine are sick I try to get some kind of antibiotic that can go in the water. The only problem is that if you don't watch what you get, you might have to throw the eggs out if they are laying. Maybe you could go to TSC and ask what they would recommend. They might be able to help there.
thanks a bunch!! I feel bad for them and I was gonna bring the sickest ones inside, but Im afraid if I do and I get them better, they'll be worse than when I started if I put them back out in this freezing weather if theyre used to being warm inside. If Im not snowed in tomorrow, Im going to try and run electricity over there for heat lamps. By the way, Sam, Ive been meaning to get back to you. Check out my page for pics.
If you have VetRx, you can give the sick ones 3 drops in their beaks, 1 time per day, for 3 days. You can also put it on their combs, wattles, beaks and under their wings at night. It will help them breathe, just like vicks vapor-rub.
Or get a broad spectrum antibiotic to put in their water. I would use this for the ones with the rattle when they breathe.
We've had a couple that required Tylan 50 injections when the VetRx and broad spectrum antibiotics didn't work. We use this as a last resort, but it works.
get Tylan 50 injectable, or Tylan powder for the water..
I prefer the injectable because it works quicker and they get the proper dose.
Tylan can be found at TSC..in the livestock section.
your birds sound pretty sick..the sooner you get them on antibiotic, the better.
as soon as you get a nice day..air out the coop..clean if you can, and replace with new bedding.
what bedding are you using?
give poultry vitamins
give extra protein (canned beef cat food, or kitten feed is an option, or eggs, or grower or gamebird feed mixed with layer.)
make up warm mash for mornings..
water cooked oatmeal
make crumbly not soupy.
protect birds from draft.
is the coop open or enclosed?
if you're able to safely put a warming light in the coop..that might help.
make sure it is not close to roosts, high up, and any cords are safely attached and hidden.
thanks a bunch guys! im going to TSC now!! thanks!
ok so i am BEYOND frustrated right now! i could scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i went to TSC and got some vitamins and electrolytes and the only antibiotics they had for poultry in a powder form--duramycin-10 im supposed to give 400 - 800 mg ... and im supposed to know how much that is because i paid attention in school?? dont think so. why cant they just give a little scooper. ive asked 3 people and nobody knows. but, i think that i would have to give half the package. and the package is 10g. it cost like 3 to 4 dollars and if i have to get a new package every other day, i should have gotten the injection -- at only 9 bux for like 100-150 doses!!! i didnt want to get that because i havent the slightest clue how to give a chicken a shot (dogs, cats, horses--yes. chickens--no). And I thought that was a last case senario thing, but i guess they ARE pretty sick so maybe i should just take this back and get the injection instead...what do you think?
I give the injection of the chickens in the leg muscle just like I give sheep and horse shots only with a much smaller needle.
ok so would i give the injection by the top green dot that i made or the bottom green dot? or neither? do i just need to find where the most muscle is on the leg?
The only thing they carry around here is duramycin. I used it before. We converted the measurements ...The actual dose is supposed to be 1/2 tablespoon per 5 gallons of water. I put it in till the water has turned a very faint green. (I use little waterers so it's about a 1/2 gram. Good Luck. You should probably bring them indoors for a few days or run a heat lamp to them.