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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by katfisherWoman, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. katfisherWoman

    katfisherWoman New Egg

    Dec 7, 2011
    Hi, we have had chickens since May 2011. bought 10 hens from the local flea market - 8 of them were roosters silly us. Traded the roosters on freecycle for 1 good barred rock laying hen. she lays huge 4oz. eggs - ordered 6 real hens from a hatchery and were given 3 cochins from a co-worker. Our breeds are:2 Rhode Island Reds - (1died), 2 Buff Orpingtons, (1 Welsummer - just died), (1 Dominique - died), 1 Red sexlink, 1 Barred Rock, 2 Blueish-gray Cochins, 1 Gold and black Cochin.

    I have a question on antibiotic use. Do you use it? My Rhode Is. Red was fine one day but was out in the rain the next day I found her dead in the coop with clear mucus coming out her nose. The University Extention (4-H) told me it was probably bird pnuemonia and treating the rest of the birds with antibiotics might prevent more deaths. I gave them a tablespoon of Duramycin-10 per gallon of water daily for 7 days. All is well, had to throw away all eggs during treatment. Also cannot eat eggs for at least 7 to 14 days after treatment. Does any one know how long we should not eat the eggs
    ? Thanks so much
  2. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC. It sounds like you answered your own question. Don't eat the eggs for the first 14 days after you stop treatment.
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Glad to have you aboard!

  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:Welcome to BYC. Duramycin 10 egg withdrawal is 21 days after last use. Dont feed them back to your birds, toss them in the garbage.
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!

    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. FlyRobinFly

    FlyRobinFly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2011
    [​IMG] from Washington State
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    It seems like when you have and raise chickens you always need antibiotics on hand. Once chickens come down with pnuemonia it is really only a matter of hours that they have to be put on antibiotics in order to save them!

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