sick silkies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eggdicted, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. eggdicted

    eggdicted Out Of The Brooder

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    i have about 10 silkies that are all sick a few are worse than others a few have white mucous build up in their eyes and most of them are sneezing half are coughing and a couple have rattling sounds when breathing ive been using a cicline antibiotic for five days with no improvment i have been giving them vitamins in there water and put them on some of my starter grower that is 23% but they arent getting better any ideas on what to do next
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you started them on any antibiotics?

    Do you have pictures, there are a lot of very knowledgeable people here that can probably help you by looking at the pics.
     
  3. eggdicted

    eggdicted Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah they were on oxytricicline for 5 days as recomended and no improvment infact there probably worsesorry i i willl get some pics but dont want to go to there pen unless to feed or water them there not the only chickens i have and dont want to spread it around
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Tylan or erythromycin or baytril are better for respiratory illnesses---assuming that it is bacterial and not viral. Chances of getting a vet to prescribe baytril for that many birds is pretty slim IMO, since that could be considered whole-flock treatment (disallowed).
     

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