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Should I medicate?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Swissmiss989, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    In an earlier post I asked for help with my frizzel. She has been sick with what sounds like a respiratory infection. I have isolated her and put her on medications. I have a flock of 27 birds. Since it took a while before I isolated her I wanted to know. Should I medicate the whole flock? Or should I wait it out and see if anyone else gets sick then separate them and medicate individually?

  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    what type of medication are you using? some types have a withdrawal period which would prevent you from eating the eggs for a while. As long as you isolated her and none of the others show signs of illness, I wouldn't treat them. If you're using anti-biotics it's good to only administer it if you have to, the effectiveness of anti-biotic can decrease after being treated numerous times, and it also messes with their gut bacteria.

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