sneezing, runny nose, and raspy breathing.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kerrynnchicken, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. kerrynnchicken

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    I am new to the chicken keeping and I traded my rooster for two hens, which are now sick and made two of my other hens sick. They have sneezing, raspy breathing and one of the new hens has a nunny nose. I now know I should have quanantined them but it's too late now. I bought tylan 50 and gave the sick ones 1/2 cc today and put some other meds in their drinking water that the co-op sugguested. Is there anything else I need to do or will this work? Really upset that my girls are sick. :(
     
  2. Michael Apple

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    How did you administer the Tylan 50 and how long have you been doing it? How old are the birds? What other meds are you giving them?
     
  3. kerrynnchicken

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    I injected the tylan 50, today is the first day and my chickens are all under 7 year old with the exception of the two new hens, they are 18 months
     
  4. kerrynnchicken

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    I also put tetroxy HCA-280 in their water
     
  5. Michael Apple

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    Okay. If you have the ones being treated with Tylan separate from the ones being given tetracycline in the water that's fine. I wouldn't recommend those two antibiotics being given to birds at the same time.
    Are you giving the 1/2 cc of Tylan 50 under the skin on the back of the neck? For birds over 5 lbs it is recommended to give an additional 1/2 cc shot in the breast muscle. It is a five day treatment done once a day.
     
  6. kerrynnchicken

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    ok thank you! I just saw I put 7 year old, no my chickens are under 7 months old. I have no way to separate so I'll take the stuff out of the water for now. I injected teh 1/2 cc in the breast,
     
  7. kerrynnchicken

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    Can I still eat the eggs or throw them away till the cold and meds are stopped??
     
  8. Michael Apple

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    Wait two weeks after the last dose to eat eggs.
     
  9. kerrynnchicken

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    Day #2 still no better, now all 5 of my hens are sick, the two newer ones are slowly getting better. Hope they all get over this!
     
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