Baytril is a broad spectrum antimicrobial antibiotic that is effective against primary and secondary bacterial and mycoplasma pathogens associated with chronic respiratory disease in chickens and turkeys. Baytril is not licensed for use in hens producing eggs for human consumption. You can only buy Baytril on prescription from your veterinary surgeon who may decide in the absence of any other licensed products to prescribe it. If this is the case, you will need to follow their advice for egg withdrawal periods.

Be warned, some respected poultry vets are now advising that you should never eat the eggs from hens treated with Baytril because of the problem of antibiotic resistance in humans. It is usually very effective at clearing up respiratory infection in chickens that can be caused by diseases such as Mycoplasma Gallisepticum.


Antibiotics kill bacteria that are responsible for the infection although some bacteria survive treatment and go on to create more resistant strains of bacteria. If we get food poisoning, the antibiotics a doctor uses may not work if the bacteria is resistant. In addition to this, antibiotics also kill many of the naturally occurring ‘good’ bacteria that live in the gut. Antibiotics should only be considered as a last resort and always in consultation with your vet

Baytril 10% oral solution and associated names are veterinary medicinal products authorised for use the target species chickens, turkeys and rabbits for treatment of the respiratory tract and of the digestive tract infections caused by identified bacteria susceptible to enrofloxacin.

Features of Baytril Antibiotic For Chickens

Used to treat: Chronic Respiratory Disease and Mycoplasma in chickens and turkeys.
Dosage: 10mg per Kg body weight
Active ingredient: Enrofloxacin 10%
Egg withdrawal for chickens: As advised by vet. Usually 28 days or lifetime of the hen.
Slaughtering / meat for human consumption: As advised by your vet. Usually 8 days.
Length of treatment: Usually 3 to 5 days.
Warnings: Mixed solution should not be older than 24 hours. Wash hands and any splashes immediately with soap and water if you come into contact with the solution. Wear impervious gloves when handling Baytril.
Category: POM-V
Storage: In tightly closed original container below 25ºC and out of reach of children.


Fluroquinolone antibiotics are the drug of choice against Mycoplasma and most gram-negative bacteria, including: Escherichia coli Enterobacter spp Klebsiella spp Pasteurella spp Proteus spp Salmonella Psudomonas aeruginosa (variably susceptible) And some gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus intermedius

Uses/benefits of Baytril Antibiotic For Chickens

Many Birds are treated with Baytril for many different bacterial infections, infections of the urinary tract, respiratory infections, negative and gram positive bacteria and many other susceptible bacteria.

  • Easy to administer in the drinking water (no stress).
  • Safe for your Bird
  • Comes with measuring device
  • Broad Spectrum (so treats many different infections).


  • The easiest way to give Baytril to your Birds is mixing it up in their normal drinking water.
  • This causes the least amount of stress on you and your Birds.
  • After this is done provide this medicated mixture of Baytril and water as the only source of water for your Birds.
  • Make this for them fresh each day, and provide it to them for 7 -10 consecutive days.

Here is how to mix it: (Measuring Syringe is Provided)

Amount of waterAmount of Baytril to use
8 oz. (240 ml)0.3 ml
16 oz. (470 ml)0.6 ml
32 oz. (950 ml)1.2 ml

Prices of Baytril Antibiotic For Chickens

$24.95 – $35.65

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