Should I Give My Week Old Silkie Chicks Duramycine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lisa0318, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Lisa0318

    Lisa0318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi im new here on this website and i had a question about my new babys and i would really apreciate all the help i can get from here. I had to give my hens duramycine for a cold about a month ago and i purchased some baby silkies a couple days ago, my question is do i give it to the babys as well? i have six babys and one is really sad and just sleeps most of the time, I have them inside in there brooder the tempeture is fine im giving her water by dipping her beak in it but she eats so little, I am feeding them chick start and growth from the feed store, and she seems really weak the others seem more alert but this one is just so tiny and dosent seem interested in anything like the others. She is the smallest one. Any advise would be gratefull thank you.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Lisa0318

    Lisa0318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my baby chick died just now while i was holding her [​IMG]:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit:hit
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I am so sorry to hear you lost your baby chick, sometimes they just fail to thrive. hopefully the rest will continue to be healthy and strong. again very sorry. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    First of all, I'm sorry you lost one. Second, chickens do not get head colds. Most likely your hens had Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD) /Mycoplasmosis or something similar, in which you can treat symptoms but they remain carriers. Have the chicks been in contact with the hens? If so, they could have contracted what the hens have. If not, healthy chicks shouldn't be given antibiotics, so I'd say no, don't give them any.
     

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