NEOMYCIN Alternitives?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CaptnSafety, May 15, 2009.

  1. CaptnSafety

    CaptnSafety New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    May 13, 2009
    I have a chicken that has yellow/greenish diarrhea and was told to use Neomycin to treat it. I was curious if there is anything a little more natural out there. You know less side effects. This stuff sounds pretty potent.
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    please give more detailed description of all symptoms..
    is the bird eating?
    any drainage from eyes, or beak?
    describe the droppings..color and consistency.

    how many chickens do you have?

    what ALL do you feed?
    are they kept in a coop? pen? free range? what bedding do you use?

    this hen is sick and needs aggressive treatment.
    but Neomycin wouldn't be my choice.
     
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    that is a heavy duty antibiotic- for serious bacterial infections (E.coli), not labeled for laying chickens. mostly used in high intensity farming- turkeys and meat chicken, unlikely this is needed for a backyard chicken, who recommended using this? Lots of reasons for a chicken to have diarrhea, not necessarily bacterial



    Quote:
     
  4. CaptnSafety

    CaptnSafety New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    May 13, 2009
    I have a barred rock that has a yellow/greenish diarrhea. She seems to always have had it. I have had her since September. She is probably close to a year old. When I got her I knew she was too young to be laying. But, recently her comb has turned red and she has gotten more vocal. I have been expecting an egg, but was thinking that maybe it was her diarrhea that was keeping her from doing this. The people at the feed store here have no knowledge about chickens, so they have been unable to really help me out. She is eating laying crumbles, scratch, and occaional treats like lettuce. Any suggestions?

    Here is a link to an ealier post of this problem. You will see where Neomycin was suggested. Thanks.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=181089

    If that hyperlink didn't work you can copy and paste;
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=181089
     
  5. CaptnSafety

    CaptnSafety New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    May 13, 2009
    she eats fine. no drainage. her droppings range from yellow/greeninsh to black, but always watery. We have two hens. They are fed laying crumbles, scratch, and occaisional scraps. they have been kept in a coop with a run attatched for the last two months but where free range before that. But, she had these same symptoms when she was free range. I don't think it is critical because she has been this way since we got her in September.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by