need help with duramycin dosage and watering

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by runswithbuffalo, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. runswithbuffalo

    runswithbuffalo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All,

    I have several of my chickies weezing and sneezing. I have 26 birds and this morning started Duramycin (1 tbs per gallon of water).

    My coop has no electricity so I have to take water out 3-4 times per day before it freezes (it is 10 degrees now). I take one gallon of warm water out each time. My question is: how many gallons of water should I be putting out with meds per day? I have done one so far.

    I sure hope this works for my birds. I have read that Duramycin doesn't always do it.

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Jessie
    Springdale WA
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The medicated water should be their only water source during treatment, so if the drink two gallons a day, then make two gallons. If you have puddles from the rain around the medicated water might not work.

    -Kathy
     
  3. runswithbuffalo

    runswithbuffalo Out Of The Brooder

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    Kathy,

    Thank you!!! No worries about puddles since it is all snow BUT I did notice some chickies eating snow. I treated 2 gallons today and most of it was gone. I will keep them in the coop tomorrow so they can't eat snow. It may be too soon but I swear I heard less wheezing tonite.

    Thanks again!

    Jessie
     

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