In the Brooder
- Mar 16, 2019
My husband and I are visiting family a couple hours away and they have a hen who is sickly. I think it’s a respiratory illness of some kind as she is sneezing. She also has sickly looking eyes, like you can just tell she feels bad. I’m a little concerned about her feet too, maybe scaly leg mites but not sure if it’s maybe something connected to the sneezing. Family is willing to let us take her and nurse her back to health (I enjoy playing vet). I’ve been very confused about the availability of antibiotics here in the US. Do you all know if/where there is one I can buy without a prescription, or is there another remedy I can try? Family has been using VetRx but only applying it under her nostrils so I want to try putting it in her water as well, and some ACV too. But I’m worried we’re to the point of needing antibiotics and I don’t know how to get those without a vet visit. Does anyone know? She’s an older lavender orpington, about 5yo. I will be isolating her in a crate away from my flock of course. Any suggestions?