Any experience with: gurgling, not eating or drinking, runny poo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elemes, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Elemes

    Elemes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel sick. Obviously it's respiratory. Was crowing this AM and some this afternoon but now he's quiet, stands in one spot and just gurgles and acts sleepy but doesn't lay down or eat/drink. Anyone seen this?
    Going to get antibiotics and yes he's removed from the other chickens.
    Here's a poo picture
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  2. Britras

    Britras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you just have a change of weather? That can bring on problems, make sure he's somewhere out of drafts but not stuffy needs fresh air , I would compare symptoms to gape worm also ,Hope he feels better soon!
     
  3. Elemes

    Elemes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that brought something on, yes; we had three days of bad rain
     
  4. Elemes

    Elemes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Administered VerRX to nostrils, eyes and inside crop. He's still gurgling and is lying down, coughing every so often. :(
     
  5. Britras

    Britras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like upper respiratory but did u try to look down his throat to see if any worms? Those require a completely diff treatment [​IMG] Is it possible to get him a heat lamp? You can very gently suction extra mucus/ fluid hopefully he's a tough guy
     
  6. Elemes

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    When I put the vetrx in his throat I didn't see any worms. He is in a comfortable setting away from cool breeze or inclement weather.
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

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  9. Elemes

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    It's been 2 hours since he got the VetRX and I've just followed it up with a small dose of Probiocin. He actually sounds clear and has taken his appetite back already. :)
     
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    good news!!! keep it up!!
     

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