Sick Chick

Discussion in 'The Loafing Shed' started by snaffle, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    Every winter I will have a hen or two get a cold (?)
    They cough or 'bark'

    it really sounds like a little bark...
    I had one hen do this all summer too..

    last winter I had 2 or 3 die..
    the winter before.. the same thing..

    they cough or bark for a couple of months and then croak.

    I always put meds in the drinking water and it never helps.

    this year I am using Vet-rx, nutri drench.. an electrolyte and 32% peroxide in their  water and so far none have died. The little hen who barked all summer is still alive and another hen is barking.

    I had pneumonia or bad colds go through my flock 20  years ago and the peroxide got rid of it.

    I just can not get this out of them. any suggestions?

  2. Brilliance

    Brilliance New Member

    What antibiotics have you been using?

    Vits in the water have helped me too.

  3. HorseFarm

    HorseFarm New Member

    We had a rooster who had developed the "barking cough". I took him into work with me, the vet gave me amoxi-drops. We gave him a dose morning and night. He got over it in about 3 weeks.

  4. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    amoxi drops..

    who woulda thunk!!!

    Brilliance.. I cant think of the meds off the top of my head ..
    I bought them at Farm and Fleet
  5. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    one of the packets of poultry medication that I have used (not this year) is Aureomycin