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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenstock, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. chickenstock

    chickenstock New Egg

    Oct 10, 2016
    Hello to everyone. I have a flock of chickens, geese,Guinness, and ducks. They all free roam in my backyard and I've noticed that some of the chickens have got a respiratory infection. I got some antibiotics and plan on treating the flock of chickens. My question is do I need to treat the ducks, geese, and Guinness too
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    You should try to find out what disease is going on by getting a couple of the chickens tested locally by your county extension agent or state vet. Some diseases, such as mycoplasma or MG can affect different species. Only bacterial or mycoplasmal diseases will respond to antibiotics such as tetracyclines or Tylan. Those antibiotics will only be available at feedstores without a vet's prescription until the end of this year. So best to know what you are dealing with first, and go from there. Closing your flock to new birds should be done to control the spread of disease.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you take a sick one to the vet?

  4. chickenstock

    chickenstock New Egg

    Oct 10, 2016
    Don't have the money to at this time

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