Sick Chickens

by Charlotte
(Connecticut)

I have a sick hen and a sick rooster. They both are having a hard time "talking". The hen is lethargic. Rooster cant crow. I believe they have a respiratory cold. What do I give them. We have received recommendations to give "sulfadimothexine" or "Oxine". Can anyone tell us about this or have any other ideas?

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Jun 29, 2010
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sick chickens
by: Anonymous

If it is not too serious you could just feed them the rickets diet to boost their immune system. The recipe is as follows:

2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 egg yolk (not the white)
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons natural yoghurt (not sweetened)
2 tablespoons grated apple or carrot
some multivitamin powder (not essential)

I have used this with great success. Also keep them warm and dry. You may find with a few days TLC they will be much better quite soon.

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