Should I medicate?

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

  1. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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