another sick roo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the1much, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    well,, my "big boy" roo i had problems with earlier got well!!
    thanks allz [​IMG]
    NOW,, just a few hours ago i had a guy from a shop down the road bring me a big ole barred rock,,, and man does he have a BAD cold,,i think,, does the weezin, coughing,, and just looks like he feels terrible.
    o.k. ,, from my lessons on the other, i've already given dude 1/2cc shot of antibiotics, did 2 drops of vet rx ( after i forced gaterade into him) down the throat, 1 on the nostrils, and rubbed a bit under each wing. it hasnt been cold here at all, so he has that going for him,,,,NOW,, is there anything else i can do for him? , that cough is bad,, and you can just here the fluid when he breathes.
    Thanks in advane all [​IMG]
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Good luck and when you take care of your chickens/animals I would do him last and wash everything real good.
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    We have run the vaporizer on our sneezing hens. I put oxine ah or eucalyptus oil or VetRx in the water.
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Hey! Doesn't sound good. Definitely keep him away from your other chickens. I've seen, "chicken colds" contaminate a whole flock. Just be cautious. And bleach everything to be safe. I would give him ample antibiotics in his water and Tylan injections as well if you have any. Good luck!
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    Quote:misting with oxine is a very good idea (you can even spray with a fine plant mister regular if you cannot get hold of a vaporizer) however I think it very unwise to use eucalyptus or vet RX as a mist.

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