non-anitbotic treatment for a respitroy infection in flock??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fmizula, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. fmizula

    fmizula Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    is there any natural way to help my flock with a respitory infection?? i do not want to have to withdrawl from using their yummy eggs if at all possible. or else is there any antibiotic that can be used without a withdrawl time>?? any leads are greatly appreshiated!!! my congested chickens thank you alll!!
  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    When it comes to infections, there is really no "natural" cure that I know of [​IMG] However, my Golden Sebright roo had a respiratory infection when I got him and after about a week of isolation (although I suppose if it is the whole flock there is no use in isolation) and Terramycin he was all better (and about five months later is currently thriving). I guess you'll just have to go without eggs for a week or two, as terrible as it sounds D:
  3. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California

    Denegard is an Antibiotic that does not have a withdrawal period for eggs, it does have a two day slaughter withdrawal....

    You can eat the eggs anytime, not the chickens for a couple of days.. eggs are safe throughout the treatment.

    Quote: from dawg53 ( If they absolutely will not drink the water, or much of it, with the Denagard in it, you can also mix some of the Denagard dosed water into their food, make a wet mash of their food using the Denagard water.)

    In addition to the Denagard.... Oxine (NO, absolutely NO activator, Oxine alone)
    (1/8th teaspoon per gallon of water, into a fine mister, (misting spray bottle or cool mist vaporizer) mist over the chickens' heads for them to breathe it in three times a day -- see link below and link there for more info.)

    Quote: dawg53 Denagard is expensive, buy it on-line from QC Supply. ALL this information comes from dawg53.

    Use the Search here on BYC for more info on Denagard and Oxine and CRD... select or click "relevancy" when you get search results. dawg53 is a good reliable source of info on worming and treatments.

    Good luck.
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  4. JasperDonkey

    JasperDonkey New Egg

    Mar 31, 2012
    I have heard of using aromatherapy for chickens. A friend of a friend uses essential oils in a diffuser to keep her laying flock healthy and drug-free, quite successfully apparently. Not sure about which ones or how much to use in your case, but it might be worth looking into.

    Or maybe you could try using whole herbs, like this idea:

    I'll let you know if I learn more (I plan on looking into this myself).:)
  5. cocosandy

    cocosandy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    I use Denaguard and can say that it works...dont hesitate or you could lose your flock!!

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