My chicken is sneezing!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ollie44buckbuck, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Ollie44buckbuck

    Ollie44buckbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    My ex-battery hen has been sneezing a lot for the past few days and I'm not really sure what to do, or even whether to do anything at all.
    I would be very grateful for some advice.
    Thanks
    Ollie
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Is her face swollen? It sounds like a respiratory disease. I'd get an antibiotic such as Oxytetracycline (sold under names like Duramycin, Tetroxy HCA-280, LA200, and Terramycin). If those antibiotics don't work, you might be dealing with a viral respiratory disease, or may have to switch to a stronger antibiotic. Tylan is a nice strong antibiotic. The dosage for Tylan50 is 1cc for a large fowl, .5ccs for a bantam, injected into the breast muscle for 5 days. If using Tylan200, the dosage is .5ccs for a large fowl, and .2-.3ccs for a bantam.

    What is her bedding like? Dusty bedding may be causing sneezing. Cedar wood shavings might also cause respiratory problems.

    Keep us updated!
     
  3. Ollie44buckbuck

    Ollie44buckbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply!
    Her bedding is made up of straw and so is dust free.
    I'll try and upload a photo of her.
    She doesn't look swollen but she breathes fairly heavy and there is some discharge coming from her nostrils.

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  4. Ollie44buckbuck

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    Does the oxytetracycline have to be injected or can it be put in their water for example?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

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    Well, I believe LA200 is an injectable. However, Tetroxy HCA-280 and Duramycin10 are put in the water. I don't know the dosage for Duramycin, but the dosage for the Tetroxy HCA-280 is 1/8 teaspoon per cup of water, or two teaspoons per gallon.
     
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  6. Ollie44buckbuck

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    Thank you very much for your help!
     
  7. Ollie44buckbuck

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    Hi again.
    I'm thinking of getting tylan soluble solution for oral usage. Therefore it dissolves in the chickens water- is there a certain dosage for this do you know or will it just say on the pack if I buy it?
     

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