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What can I do to help my poor chickens? Not responding to antibiotics sneezing, weight loss...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eksterhuis, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chirping

    Jan 7, 2012
    I have 2 Japanese bantams which are sneezing and losing weight rapidly, I have them inside under a heat lamp and am trying them on various foods. They seem to like 'egg and biscuit' which I have for my canary, which seems higher in protein and softer to eat. They seem to take a couple of bites though then give up. I have given them a course of baytril injectable which I got from the vet for another chook who recovered from respiratory problems early in the season. They are getting very thin and seem to be going to sleep each night with an empty crop. Has anyone got any ideas, I get the feeling it's only a matter of days that they'll live like this. I live in New Zealand and Japanese Bantams are VERY rare and these two have such lovely personalities when they're not knocking on deaths door!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, both for food and medicine ideas!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013

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