Sick rooster ! Help please !
Is there any mold in your coop or environment? He could have a respiratory disease, which could be fungal, viral, or bacterial in origin. Those can cause diarrhea, but intestinal diseases also can, and include coccidosis and others. Some worms can also cause gasping. What type of climate are you in? What drugs do you have for worming? Valbazen (albendazole,) SafeGuard (fenbendazole,) Flubenvet (flubendazole,) and Levamisole are very good at getting harmful worms in chickens. Tylan (tylosin) and oxytetracycline are antibiotics commonly used to treat bacterial respiratory diseases. Here is a list of the common respriatory and other diseases with symptoms and treatment options: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
Reason for the question is because sometime in the month of January I started having roosters die off. The first rooster was my long-time rooster that was a good breeder and a beautiful bird. The next one was one of my chicks I guess they were probably about 5 to 6 months old, that rooster never had a chance, he died. Then I had another one. So, a few days ago I noticed my rooster, who I just added to my barn yard hens- although he was raised with my silkies and my bannies in the same coop but separated from each other - anyhow he started showing the same signs and symptoms about 3 days ago as my previous roosters showed through several days it took for them die. The first symptom I noticed was my rooster going horse, I thought it was because he was crowing too much because he does crow a lot. the next symptoms were hoarseness, no crowing, sneezing and his tail feathers aren't up there down like he's sad or depressed. You know how you can see their mood with how they hold their fathers. The last few symptoms before the roosters die are lethargy, separates himself from the other chickens and loses his will. If anyone knows any thing, I would like to know if I need to worry about my other roosters since it seems to be a type of cereal rooster to Rooster sickness. I'm sorry, you all for the enormous letter but I'm just very worried. Thank you!