But with Sad news
I have 10 rescued ex Batts, i've had them since march and they have really enriched mine and my families life.
In about june they started with sniffles , running nose and at one point at it's worse one was making rattling noices
was this CRD?
I called the recuers and asked advise about how to treat this as i had been messing around with Baytril from our small animal vets at £50 a go. LOL!
The rescuers advised try Tylan 200 - i spoke to my horse vet who said after seeing my poorliest chooks that he would let me have some Tylan 200
Wonder cure and all was well - we dosed them for either 3 or 5 days depending on the severity of their illness,. 0.5mm intra muscular.
Lara and Molly started taking on the same syptoms about a month ago, nothing major in the day but when on the roost a bit of sniffling. The horse vet was coming to the yard anyway so i ran this by him and he said he would let me have some more Tylan200 if i wanted.
I gave the first dose to 4 of my girls (as two more has started sniffling) on 19th October and saw the birds look depressed almost immediately.
The next morning Lara was struggling to breath and was rattling in her chest, I spent until Hen bedtime looking for other suggested dosages.
One suggested a further dose 48 hrs after the initial one.
When i went to shut them up for the night she came running to see what treats i had and everything seemed ok although she was still a bit chesty which she hadn't been befor a started this ill fated treatment.
21st October dosed again and with in 10 minutes Lara was dead.
Her face went blue and she couldn't breath it was truley awful to see the little thing die because of me.
I feel so bad. All I wanted to do was make her better.
her friends also went very quiet with their dose (while i was dosing her friends Lara was ok- ish ) but once again perked up.
Shall I chuck the dratted stuff away ?
Do you think it is CRD?
will they always have it/be a carrier
I had planned to get more choocks but i'm not sure it's a good idea.
Any suggestions a very sad Chirpychick :(