Sick chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LWils, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. LWils

    LWils New Egg

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    So I've googled this and come up with maby different answers and wanted to see if y'all can give me some help.
    I have isolated three 9 week old chicks because they seem to have upper respiratory related issues. I started them on 1/4cc tylan 50 last night (they are small) and they seem to have perked up, especially the one who was worse off than the others. So my question is, do I give this once or twice a day for five days?
     
  2. FiddleChics

    FiddleChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi LWils, I hope your chicks fared well with your efforts... there wasn't much of a follow thread on this, and I know this post was a year ago... but I was hoping maybe you may have some advice... and you figured this out... I too researched using Tylan 50 - and after loosing a chick at 4 weeks to resptory - I was determined to not have it happen again. 2 more of my chicks then started being lethargic and I got the Tylan 50 - and gave them .10 cc 1x a day (on the advice of a knowledgeable chicken man who works at the local Tractor Supply)... and my 1 chick perked up... the other is doing better. They're eating & drinking & pooping... so I'm happy with that... but they're also the 2 smallest of my chicks... I'm on day 7 now... not sure how long I should go? 10 days would be a "people" time for meds... but idk about chicks? any ideas?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    Tylan 50 injectable can be given orally or by injection. The dosage is pretty forgiving, but Plumbs says to give 10 to 40 mg per kg 2-4 times a day. That is 5 to 20 mg per pound 2-4 times a day. Tylan 50 1 ml equals 50 mg. With a chick I would give 1/4 ml, a small chicken 1/2 ml, a chicken over 5 pounds 1 ml, and a larger bird, 7 to 10 pounds 1.5 to 2 ml. That can be given 2 to 4 times a day. This would be the 5 mg per pound dose but larger doses would be acceptible. For example, a very serious infection might require more if they are not responding.
     
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  4. FiddleChics

    FiddleChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then I guess I was giving a light dose, orally, 1x a day... which seemed to work on the 1 chick... but the other may need the 2x a day. Thank you for the feedback.
     

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