Bronchitis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minna, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not too cold here, but it gets chilly at night. I have a buff orph roo that was acting a little sickly two days ago. He was just a little slow and not perky like usual. So I put him in the warm sick box and have been watching him. He really seems fine except he has lost his "voice" and he is still not so active, of course this could be b/c of the small area? I don't know if this makes sense, but his feathers on his face are a little puffed out? I said I was going to give him until Monday and if he is not 100% well, I will medicate him. I don't like to medicate unless I have to. Did he just get too cold and need some time to recuperate? Or could it be bronchitis or something else? He was in a pen alone, b/c he got out the other day and I had to trick him into an empty pen, I didn't move him.
     
  2. khoros

    khoros Out Of The Brooder

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    from what I have read here chickens do not get cold.watch for nasal and eye discharge.
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    I'd give him some antibiotic..
    Tylan 50 injectable if you have it.

    and some poultry vitamins..
    if you don't have poultry vitamins..get some Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins at any pharmacy..
    give 2-3 drops on beak once a day for a week..tapering off for another week.

    is he eating and drinking?
    describe the droppings..color and consistency.
     
  4. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
    He is eating and drinking. His droppings are normal. I will get some vitamins and will give him antibiotics tomorrow. Of course when I don't have any I will need it, my hubby forgot to get it Friday. Thanks again, he is a pretty roo and I would hate to lose him.
     

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