Needle size for Tylan 50

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Northwood Silkies, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Northwest Michigan
    I have two different needle sizes ... 25G and a 30G Insulin needle. Which would be better to use with Tylan 50 as I know it's kinda thick stuff. I'm planning on doing the injection under the skin in the neck/between shoulder blades area.
    And is 1/4cc correct dosage for bantam size birds?
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I think the major reason to use a smaller needle is because it hurts a little less, but every time we have given one of our chickens an injection they barely flinched due to the needle prick. I guess i would go with the larger size needle since Tylan 50 is thick. I can't recall the dosage, but I think the bottle has dosage by animal weight listed on the label.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by