My Barnavelder chicken was born in January of this year. A friend of mine raised chickens on her farm and decided that I needed 4 of them - so now I have chickens. Love them to death but I have struggled with my Barn for weeks now. A few weeks ago I heard her sneezing. So I came into the forum and looked up chicken sneezing - seemed normal most people said but keep an eye on it. Within a week so was so congested I ended up at a local vet with her. They stated they treated chickens however their knowledge seemed to be slim to none. Dr. stated we had an upper respiratory infection going on. 14 days on Clavamox 250mg twice a day would do the trick she thought. I have to admit that I did not finish the full 14 days and instead did only 7 (call me an idiot later - gotta fix my chick). I was having to crush the pills, mix with water and force them to her. I was terrified I was going to make her drown on the stuff. Luckily we made it through 7 days and she seemed to be doing fantastic. Eating well and wandering around with the other girls. Two weeks go by to a few days ago - sneezing and coughing begins again. This time rather acutely. So I check out the forum again and decide to try Tylan50 injectable. Gave the first shot of 1/2 cc last night. Going to do the next one soon. How soon should I be noticing a difference? She still seems in distress - I have brought her into the house as a last ditch effort to try and save her. SHould I be doing the Tylan once a day or twice? Is 1/2 cc enough? I was going off the dosage of .10 cc per pound and she is probably about 4.5 to 5 pounds. Thoughts anyone? Does Tylan work quickly? So then this morning when I went out to feed (just brought her in the house this AM) she had a rather funny gait and when I looked at how she was walking she is walking on her toes that are folded under her foot??? She looked terrible. I dont want to make her suffer - am I doing the right thing? SHould I try something else? I can go back to the vet again however $$ doesnt grow on trees. Its getting rather expensive. Anyone???