My Chickens have the cold :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by N1v1d1mka, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. N1v1d1mka

    N1v1d1mka New Egg

    May 20, 2014
    I want to get them better as soon as possible, what medicine and actioons do i take to get them better. Its like nasal sound when they breath, there is sneezing.
    Thank you
  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    Ok. It may not be a cold, it could be MG, or even pneumonia. Either way, you should treat it as if it were a respiratory issue. Buy some Tylan 50, and a syringe/needle. You can inject Tylan 50, or give it orally. Here's how-

    How much to use:
    chicken under 5lbs-1/2ml
    Chicken over 5lbs-1ml

    How long to use it for:
    One or two doses every day for 3-5 days

    Orally: not as effective, but safer. Have someone hold the chicken with one hand, and cup its head so it can not jerk away. Carefully use the syringe to drip the Tylan into her mouth slowly, one drop at a time. Tilt her head back to make her swallow. Note: this usually takes about 10-15mins.

    Needle: have a helper hold your chicken on her back. After you have the Tylan in the syringe flick it till there are NO bubbles. Rub around and find the breast bone. It is the most protruding bone. Now, go to the left or right of the bone, and feel for the breast muscle. Seperate the feathers and inject the needle 1/4 of an inch deep. Slowly inject the medicine. And done!
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Have you added any new birds who may have been a carrier? There are several different common respiratory diseases in chickens such as infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma (MG and MS,) ILT, coryza, and one from mold or fungus called aspergillosis. Viruses such as IB and ILT, or fungus infections do not respond to antibiotics, and will run their course. The mycoplasmas and coryza will respond to antibiotics such as Tylan, erythromycin, and tetracycline drugs, and they will also help to prevent secondary infections with the viruses. Secondary infections can include the other diseases, or air sacculitis from E.coli and other bacteria. Here is a good link to read about these common diseases and symptoms:
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014

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