So many people own chickens because they want to go organic, so antibiotics can't come into the plan if that is the ultimate goal. So if its mild and you want to try to avoid the vet then there is a product on the market that is worthwhile trying.
If you do use antibiotics, just remember that there is egg withhold between 14 to 36 days. You don't need to do that with VetRX.
VetRX is a natural product that does not violate the organic rule. As it is an oil there are quite a few applications for this product. But as it is an oil, it can be its only down side as it can be quite difficult to clean off of your hands or out of clothing. So don't wear your best clothes when dealing with this one.
The smell is a bit like Vicks Vapour Rub. So when it is used for respiratory issues it needs to be added to a warm water diffuser (not a cold water vapouriser).
It can be used internally, externally as a topical application or through inhalation via steam in an enclosed coop area over night.
VetRX is imported from the USA so our prices in Australia can be a bit pricey. Budget for around $50.
Is it worth it? There are a lot of happy VetRX users, so check out their product reviews to learn more about how it can be used for different applications. Most claim that it worked over night in many cases, at least the symptoms had eased significantly.
Even great to use on show chickens to make their wattles and combs look brilliant. VetRX has a whole stack of uses!
I am hesitant to call it a 'cure all', but it will certainly help temporarily relieve symptoms in your poultry, enough for them to recover and allow their immune system to have a chance to kick into gear.
For product reviews: BackyardChickens Product Forum
Where to buy: All good farm supplies and some fodder stores.
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Make sure that you get the VetRX for POULTRY.
There are lots of VetRX products for different animals, so make sure you get the right product for the right pet.
Also available for RABBITS, FURY ANIMALS, PIGEONS, and GOATS & SHEEP.
If you have used it, please let us know what you thought of it.