Wheezing hen, advice please..........

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gabby3535, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Songster

    One of my Ameraucana hens began wheezing yesterday.
    She does this on inspiration and expiration, and then occasionally shakes her head and makes a clown-horn noise.
    I have her isolated.
    I put Vick's vaporub under her wings and under her nostrils.
    I am about to worm her with Ivomectrin.
    A friend recommended giving her Sulmet (Sulfa antibiotic) in her drinking water as well, to try to "cover all my bases".
    But I'm finding the Sulmet directions a tad, um, confusing.......................
    Can anyone answer any or all of these questions, please?

    Directions say.....
    1. Do not medicate chickens producing eggs for human consumption. (This does NOT say ANYTHING about 'eggs being safe to eat
    10 days after medication is stopped'!) Can I never eat their eggs again??????????????????
    2. Add the required dose to that amount of water that will be consumed in 1 day. (How much water will ONE CHICKEN drink in 1 day?)
    3. For Coryza.....medicate for 2 days
    For Fowl Cholera.....medicate for 6 days
    For Coccidiosis.....medicate for 2 days, then 1/2 strength for 6 days
    (So how many days for a wheezing chicken????????????)

    Any advice appreciated, thank you
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I think its usually three week time before you can start eating the egg

    You may want to do a search on You tube for Gape worm as well to see if that is similar symptoms.

    other than that little bit, I have very limited knowledge

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