Our chickens have come through their illness. Antibiotics done. Worming done. Healthy chickens check.
Time to talk incubators and eggs.
Our meat birds and silkie chicks will be here the week of Feb 7th- video of the camper we converted to a Chicken Brooder also known as the “Broodabago” coming soon.
Going to pick up some eggs today for Black Jersey Giants. They will go in the incubator today.
More videos coming.
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The Duramycin antibiotic helped with some of the chickens but we still have sick chickens. Our research shows that we should use Tylan 200.
We started the Tylan injections last night. (video to come)
We moved all of the chickens from the coop into the greenhouse 1 at a time for the injections
Dosing information for Tylan 200:
Tylan 200 dosing:
It has been found that an injection of Tylan 200 – 0.5 ml in the breast muscle, and a follow up injection 48 hrs later gives excellent results
Some people give the dosages below, it will be up to you to make the call as to how much you give you bird, as to how severe the problem is
For a bantam hen give between 0.1-0.2.ml .
For a larger fowl give between 0.2-0.3 just depends on its weight
Dosing by weight of bird: (Turkeys and chickens)
Between 30-35 mg/kg, two to three times per day depending on severity.
The Tylan injectable can be given orally but it isn’t as effective as when you give it by injection.
How to do the math
First you should have an idea of how many pounds your chicken weights. There are 2.2 pounds in 1 Kg. So take the weight in pounds and divide by 2.2. This will give you the Kg of your bird.
If you have, say, a 1.3 kg bird and you want to know how much tylan to give it at a dose of 35 mg/kg. You know that you need to multiply 35 mg x 1.3 as this is the weight (in kg) of the bird. This tells you that your bird needs (35mg/kg x 1.3kg = 45.5 mg). Now you know how many mg you bird needs, but how much tylan is that? Well, if there’s 200 mg/ml in tylan 200, then (you can use cross-multiplication too for this) divide 200 mg/ml into 45.5 mg to tell you how many ml you need. 45.5 mg / 200 mg/ml = .2275 ml which is 0.23 cc or 23 units. On a 1 cc syringe, it is very easy to measure out 0.23cc or 23 units of tylan.
Many people have watched our chicken incubator video and asked specific questions on our you tube site about how to wire the incubator to include the thermostat, computer fan, and light bulb. Please watch. This incubator has worked great for us. We started our flock with this video. Our neighbor gave us fertilized eggs and we built the incubator out of items around the house. We did have to purchase the thermostat. We bought it from Lowes in the water heater section. We put 11 eggs in and 8 hatched. That's a great result for our DIY Incubator. Keep watching for more videos.
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