Sick Chicken!

dawg53

Humble
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12 Years
Nov 27, 2008
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I have a lavender orpington that has "Cankers" and i dont know anything about this?! can anyone tell me the best cure i can use for her?!?!?!?!
There is a foul odor with canker sores located in or around the mouth, beak or sinus cavities. They are necrotic looking. Treatment is metronidazole. Then followed up with monthly treatments of acidified copper sulfate mixed in water. Canker is very contagious to other chickens.
 

Chickenlover0810

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There is a foul odor with canker sores located in or around the mouth, beak or sinus cavities. They are necrotic looking. Treatment is metronidazole. Then followed up with monthly treatments of acidified copper sulfate mixed in water. Canker is very contagious to other chickens.
how many tablets in one gallon of metronidazole
 

dawg53

Humble
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Nov 27, 2008
28,036
15,088
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Glen St Mary, Florida
https://www.revivalanimal.com/product/fish-zole/all-pet-supplies-medications-bird-fish-antibiotics
Give one 250mg tablet metronidazole orally in the morning and one in the evening. Do this for 5 days.

Then once a month provide acidified copper sulfate to all your birds in a plastic waterer. Dosage is 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water for three days straight. Make the mixture fresh each day. Do not overdose. This will keep the protozoa in check.
https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/acidified_copper_sulfate.html
 

Chickenlover0810

Songster
Sep 5, 2019
317
410
157
Michigan
https://www.revivalanimal.com/product/fish-zole/all-pet-supplies-medications-bird-fish-antibiotics
Give one 250mg tablet metronidazole orally in the morning and one in the evening. Do this for 5 days.

Then once a month provide acidified copper sulfate to all your birds in a plastic waterer. Dosage is 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water for three days straight. Make the mixture fresh each day. Do not overdose. This will keep the protozoa in check.
https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/acidified_copper_sulfate.html
thank you so much I don't know what I would do with out all of you helpful people!!!!!:thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup
 

Chickenlover0810

Songster
Sep 5, 2019
317
410
157
Michigan
https://www.revivalanimal.com/product/fish-zole/all-pet-supplies-medications-bird-fish-antibiotics
Give one 250mg tablet metronidazole orally in the morning and one in the evening. Do this for 5 days.

Then once a month provide acidified copper sulfate to all your birds in a plastic waterer. Dosage is 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water for three days straight. Make the mixture fresh each day. Do not overdose. This will keep the protozoa in check.
https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/acidified_copper_sulfate.html
and when you say orally what do you mean?
 

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