RASPY CHICKENS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by triker, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. triker

    triker Out Of The Brooder

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    marlette michigan
    i have twenty laying hens ive noticed some are real raspy sounding.they have a little discharge in there nose the local feed store told me to give them terramycin but i read it says dont give to chickens that have eggs for human consumption what now thanks ron
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    The extension articles advise a vit supplement in the summer (birds eat less and are often stressed by the temps so deficiencies will show up quickly)... you can try giving Polyvisol Enfamil formulation (this is a childrens liquid A-B-D vitamin) three drops in beak once a day for a week then taper off and get a good general supplement for your birds... vit A deficiency in particular is often confused or goes hand in hand with respiratory symptoms. If the symptoms get worse then you may have to medicate and simply lose your eggs for a month.
     
  3. triker

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    thank you so if i treat them with terramycin i have to wait a month before eating them.thats no problem i like the chickens better than the eggs.thanks ron
     
  4. triker

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    any one know about this.thanks ron
     
  5. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    What if you are treating a rooster with antibiotics and he fertilizes an egg while he is taking it. Anyone know if you can eat the eggs if your roo is either on antibiotics or is a carrier of CRD (Chronic Respiratory Disease)?
    Thanks for your thoughts!
    ~Rebecca
     
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    no, it doesn't effect the eggs...for eating..
    (to both questions)

    one problem with using antibiotics is that a small amount of the med might be passed into the egg itself from the hen..
    and could potentially, cause an allergic reaction to a person who eats the egg..
     
  7. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to add: Don't let this go on to long. My RIR hen was a little raspy then all the sudden she sounded like Darth Vader!!! I ended up taking her to the vet and she has fluid on her lungs. The vet perscribed Baytril by mouth and she should be okay. Anyway, just try to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand;)
     
  8. triker

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    thanks for all the replies started treatment today with tetracycline.i put two teaspoons to 1 gallon of water does this sound right.thanks ron
     

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