Sick Bantam- Tylan 50


Nov 5, 2021
I have a very sick Bantam Hen. A friend of ours bought her and a rooster from an auction for us, the rooster was too far gone to do anything with and unfortunately passed away. The hen started showing signs a few days later of the same illness. She has a wet sound when breathing, sneezing, diarrhea, pale comb, wheezing, and coughing. We have her isolated from our other chickens and have been giving her Tylan 50 1/2 cc two times a day for the last 5 days. This is our last day to give Tylan 50 and she is still a sick girl. We’ve also given her electrolytes in her water. She’s still eating and drinking, but all symptoms are still present. She started getting better on day 3 with no symptoms, so we held the Tylan, but after a whole day with no antibiotics- all of her symptoms came back. Can we give Tylan 50 until she’s better?? Is there any other options for us?


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10 Years
Apr 3, 2011
southern Ohio
Do you have other chickens or other poultry? If so, I would consider culling this chicken and getting a necropsy to find out what respiratory disease they may have had. Poultry swaps and auctions, even shows where chickens are sold out of cars, can be places where one may bring in sick birds. Especially if the chickens have sat in cages near other birds being sold. There are a number of respiratory diseases, including viruses, bacterial infections, and fungal infections.

Have you seen bubbles or foam in an eye, or any eyelid or facial swelling? Is there any nasal drainage?

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