sick chicken!!! help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Turkens-r-Cute, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Turkens-r-Cute

    Turkens-r-Cute Out Of The Brooder

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    i have about 3 chickens that are sneezing, coughing, has runny nose and watery eyes. and one of them is even wheezing and making gurgling noises. and i was told by someone here to give it tylan but i dont know which tylan to give it and what size needle to use and where to inject it at? please help me.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    inject into the breast muscle. dont go too deep, just enough so you got it in the muscle. Get as small a needle as you can for Tylan.

    Go to a farm store and read the labels, there should be one that has chickens on it. Otherwise, I dont know which exactly. I think at mt store here they have some and not sure what label says but I would give to my chickens if I had to. The worst case you could try it out on 1 chicken and see what happens. Or try some Aereomycin or Terramycin and see if that helps. I am sorry, I am not so experienced on all this.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    You can also get a water soluble Tylan that you just put in their drinking water.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
  4. Turkens-r-Cute

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    so i dont put the needle in all the way? just maybe half way? i dont want to hurt my birds or kill them. i am trying to get them better before the rogers county fair. so i dont want anything to happen to them.i will also try looking for the tylan i can put in there water. hopefully my feed store has that.

    well i used terramycin but its not doing anthing for them. and i also gave them sulfadimethoxine and that didnt work either. but i havent tried the Aereomycin yet. i have heard of it but i didnt know it was for chickens.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    If you have given the other meds dont give Aeromycin!!!!!


    Try and get the tylan for water then you dont have to use needle


    When done medicating they have to be on probiotics for a week
     
  6. Turkens-r-Cute

    Turkens-r-Cute Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah i have been giving them other meds for a week now. can i wait a certain period of time for the meds to leave their system and then give them aeromycin? i need to do the cheapest thing because i am low on money.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    put a small amt of apple cider vinegar in their water, chop up lots of garlic and feed to them twice daily, feed yoghurt or other probiotics, a pack of blue ribbon at the farm store is under 2 dollars.


    then see how they are doing in a day or so. You may have to cut your losses and save the healthy ones.
     
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  8. Turkens-r-Cute

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    what is blue ribbon? i have never heard of that?
     
  9. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't bring them to the fair if they are sick, recently sick, or possibly incubating (exposed to sick). That is not fair to the other exhibitors (and their birds). Also if you are expecting to sell any of them- as layers or meat birds, most antibiotics used for BYChickens are used off label, and there are no published withdrawal times.

    You are throwing antibiotics at your birds, without knowing what you are trying to treat. Try to match your bird's symptoms with the thing you are giving.

    Terramycin/tetracycline is effective against many of the infectious upper respiratory bacterial diseases, but not all. Not coryza. It won't work if they do not get an effective dose (meaning if you put it in their drinking water, and they are too sick to drink enough, or if the mix is too old (change daily), or if you didn't use it for long enough.

    Sulfadimethoxine (albon) is typically used for coccidia- which is not a respiratory disease, not a bacteria. It is also used for some respiratory diseases. It is labeled for coryza in CERTAIN poultry. Also will only work if used correctly and they are drinking the water soluble stuff.

    Aureomycin (chlortetracycline) is another antibiotic in the tetracycline class. Unlikely to help you if you used the terramycin correctly.

    Tylan/tylosin different antibiotic class from the tetracyclines and sulfa drugs, but it has alot of overlap with the antibacterial spectrum of the tetracyclines. It may or may not work depending on your bug.

    You could even have a virus. Or a respiratory parasite. Probably a bacteria though.

    Many of the upper respiratory diseases look the same, but can be differentiated by age of bird, how sick they get/how many die, what body part is the most severely effected, how fast they got sick from exposure- a vet can test the bird, or you can send a deceased bird to your state lab. Talk to your local poultry extension agent, or your vet can direct you to the right place.
    Jess
     
  10. Turkens-r-Cute

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    WE CANT AFFORD A VET!!!!!!!!!! and i know its some type respirtory infectin because they have had it before but this time the medication i have been giving them isnt helping them. and i know what medications i am giving my birds. they are all showing symptoms of some type of cold. and all the medications i am giving them is for that. one of them is even from a vet. and just so you know the show is quite a ways away. i know you dont bring sick birds to the shows, im not stupid. i have been around chickens for a while. i just all of a sudden started haveing these problem. i am just trying to help out my chickens before they croak over and die. and i am not loaded there fore i cant afford a 30-50 dollar vet bill. all i am trying to do is help them as best as i can and to my ability.
     

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