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My chickens are sick. can you reccomend a medicine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by austinhart123, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    my chickens and chicks sneez alot and there eyes are swollen/red. can someone diagnose this please and perscribe a medication please.
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Im Not sure what it is and Im not sure what will help, But a Friend of mine has around 30 chickens, and when they get sick she gives them pepper water. This might help but id recommend that you ask around.
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    anyone????????????????
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *How old are they and long have they been sick??
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    as d.k. posted:
    how old are they?
    how long have they been sick?
    what is their housing?

    what bedding do you use?
    has the coop been cleaned?
    could be the kind of bedding you use..or that the bedding has got some mold..
    could be ammonia fumes..

    have the been exposed to any dusts?
    any lawn/garden chemicals?

    could be respiratory illness..
    meds for that are:
    Tylan 200 or Tylan 50 injectible
    erythromycin
    LS-50
    these meds can be found at most farm/feed stores in the livestock section
     
  6. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you find that you need a med, I suggest Tylan 50 injectable. It helped my roo that was literally dying from pneumonia. I gave it for 5 days and he is feeling much better. Also, if they stop eating and start losing weight, try some canned cat food, mine love it for a treat and especially when they are under the weather!
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    some are free range and some are caged. its contageous. there cages are kept clean and i use wood shavings.

    PS: i was wondering what dissinfectants i could use to dissinfect that is bird safe.
     
  8. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  9. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i have to many chickens to do injections, iff thats all that can be done, i'll do it but i have chicks infected, is it chick safe, and also is there a tylan that u can feed?
     
  10. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    there is a Tylan soluble powder..
    but injections are best because they get the proper dosage..
    some chickens drink more, some less..there is less control of dosage given that way.
    but is useful when treating a large flock.

    yes, it is chick safe..but be careful of proper dose per weight...don't give muscle injections to chicks..do SQ (skin shots by pulling up skin at back of neck..be careful you don't poke thru)
     

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