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Airborn illness?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarahFair, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I wouldnt be surprised if my rooster doesnt make it through the night [​IMG]

    Yesterday I noticed he was acting kinda hot.. and wasnt running from me. Infact.. he came over and stood next to me. I thought this was odd but blamed it on the heat.
    Today when I went out he didnt run from me again.. but this time I noticed he was kind of ...leaning. When I let the dogs out I noticed he did not run like the rest of the chickens and when my GSD came to sniff he he just stood there.
    I walked out to him and picked him right up (odd behavior). I noticed he has had runny poop (as its all caked on his backside).
    A few weeks ago I noticed his comb started to "crust". I just kind of thought it was dry and dirty and never paid it much mind since then. Well since Ive gotten closer I noticed there is a lot of white stuff on it as well.

    He also on one of his eyes has a white spot. A few months ago him and another up and coming rooster (the one I found dead with no apparent reason a couple days ago) were sparring and I thought it might have gotten scratched.
    Well one of my hens eyes about a month or so ago got goopy. I just thought it got pecked and just watched it close. The eye is now covered completely white (as thought it was cataracts).
    I noticed today she has a poopy bottom as well.

    All the chickens I have right now are chickens I have hatched and had for over a year. I dont know whats going on [​IMG]

    My neighbors neighbors have chickens that I dont think they care for too well and then Ive heard a new rooster across the field from us..
    Can they catch something that is airborn?

  2. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Quote:They could, but I think a standard antibiotic in the water and a pet sailene wash for the eyes would help. I had a rooster who lived blind in one eye from a sinus deformety. Overloaded his eyes with goop and I had to use the sailene in his eyes EVERYDAY [​IMG] it got old, quick. But alas it made him feel SO much better, how could I not rangle him for thirty minutes to squirt salt water in his eyes [​IMG]
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Well he was dead this morning...
    All the others are looking bright and alert. [​IMG]

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