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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TherryChicken, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My birds are sick again!! My ducks were on antibiotic for 1 week and my chickens for a month, with different antibiotics. Well my vet no longer calls me back. The one duck that I know is sick has gurggling as she breathes in the heat which gets worse each day. My chickens were just sneezing off and on, but now they are having major sneezing fits! I thought it was uri, but im starting to wonder if its fungle instead? I did find a decent sized mushroom near their coop, butnever in it. I can not affored a vet bill right now and the closest vet that handles birds is 30 to 45 min away.. is there any home remedies I could try?? I needto knock this stuff out, I have ducks sitting on eggs... Please help me get this figured out and knocked out of my flock!!!!
     
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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, X2 on what fleedo said... Garlic. You can add it to their water or food, personally I'd probably do the food, but some people use it in their water. A clove per bird should do the job. Might want to keep it up for a week straight. It's got 30-plus powerful natural antibiotics in it which won't harm them unlike unnatural antibiotics, and unlike artificial antibiotics the bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc cannot become immune to the natural and dynamic sulfur compounds and antibiotics in garlic as they are unique to each clove and plant.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    There are many organisms that could cause the symptoms you describe. Some of these would not resolve with any antibiotic, and may lead to chronic illness in your flock. Your best recourse would be to submit a bird or two for testing - that usually is done at a state lab.

    http://tvmdl.tamu.edu/about-tvmdl/directory/necropsy/
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If your using Oxine ah in their water i wouldn't mix the garlic also , mix the garlic in their food or just mist with the oxine and use the garlic in their water.
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I am using the oxine ah as a mist. So should I use the garlic clove in water or feed? Also do I use 6 cloves a day for 7 days since I have 6 birds?
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Do I do the same for the chickens? 1muttsfan, I rather not do that, when I took my birds to the vet, each time it was a simple uri, so I rather just get it taken care of myself. Plus I really do not have the money for the vet. Thank you for you advise thou ghh, I will keep it in mind
     
  7. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it'd be one clove per bird per day, minced and mixed with food is often easiest but some people use water. I don't know how well Allicin forms underwater though, could be quite dissipated, as far as I know oxidization is important to some of those processes.

    But I've never tested the garlic-in-water application enough to know how well it works, I found in the food works well for me, but do whatever you feel is best there. Some garlic is far better than none, no matter how they're getting it, basically. You could up it to two cloves a day if you want, though really it should help even in small doses.

    Best wishes.
     
  8. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    so the birds like garlic and will just eat it? My ducks dont eat alot surprisingly.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I put granulated garlic in my fermented feed. Not sure if they would eat it raw mixed in their food someone who has done this will have to answer that one.
     
  10. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok thank you
     

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