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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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