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Sick chicken...help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dprswp, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. dprswp

    dprswp New Egg

    Dec 30, 2012
    I have one of my girls who is struggling to breath. I have her separated but her breathing is very labored. She raises her head in the air and struggles to get air every breath. Is there a particular antibiotic I can give her if it is a respiratory infection and can I get it without a vet?
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Terramycin or Duramycin are antibiotics available at most feed stores. They treat respiratory infections. Another possibility is gapeworm. When chickens have this, they will stretch their neck out and open their beaks to inhale. This can be treated with Fenbenzadole, a dewormer.
    Good Luck!
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Sounds like Respiratory Infection.

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