- May 21, 2015
I recently bought 4 new hens once I got home I noticed 3 of them were sick. The 3 are sneezing and have a raspy breath and they also are infested with lice.They are my only birds( thank god!) I am new to raising chickens and have never had sick chickens before. I have the 3 sick ones in a separate space and I started them on duramycin 10. It's been 6 days with not much change( I did get rid of the lice though) . My goal to having hens is for their eggs and after doing some research it's not looking good after administering antibioticsIs it true that this antibiotic will most likely remain in their eggs?? when or if they get better will they be carriers? It breaks my heart and I've never in a million years think I would ask this but is it better just to cull my whole flock? Even the well one? I want to do the right thing not only for my family but for my hens and future ones as well!