Hi all. I want to give my chickens some oxytetracycline in the water. Problem is I have a small flock and my 2 ducks are in there. I read on one website that this is toxic to ducks. I found a few posts here that indicate it is an okay treatment... but not anything that specifically adresses it. Is the Oxtet HCl (comes in the 10gram packet) okay for ducks? and also, will the chickens drink it reasonably well, or should I put something in for flavor? years ago we used it when I had dairy goats and we'd go with the 4H group to a major multi-state show. the leaders had us put all animals on it preventatively since they had multiple years where every animal they took became seriously ill... so anyway, we'd put in the oxytet and some kool-aid to help make it more palatable for the goats. Are chickens less picky? will they drink it anyway? My guys are 6 and 5 months old and pretty picky -- don't eat kitchen scraps mostly, wouldn't eat hot oatmeal I took out on a cold morning, but picked some of the peas and corn out of it... they love mealworms and raisins and sometimes grapes. the ducks are much less picky. I have found a bunch of threads with dosing information from @casportpony and others, so i'm set with dosages for the chickens, and how to break it down so I can mix a quart at a time. I just want to be sure i won't poison the ducks in the process. They drink a lot more, and if I put separate water the chickens always drink from the ducks' bucket... :/ (but one duck is bonded/best buds with a chicken as they hatched together, so it's not easy to split ducks from chickens, either.) Thanks so much!