I have a 4 1/2ish month old Columbian Wyandotte boy... The past few weeks (well I noticed then anyways), he's been breathing funny. Not a fast mouth opened pant, but beak closed and breathing deep and labored. His tail bops up and down with the heaves even, and it's very evident when he's laying down. There are NO other symptoms other than the odd cough or sneeze (I don't know the difference). He is eating and drinking well, I did medicate their water before removing him with Tetracycline (I had nowhere to put him yet). The tetracycline didn't make him better, I was hoping it was just a minor respiratory infection. Now I'm worried it's some kind of virus, although if it was wouldn't my other birds be showing signs of sickness too? He's now alone and has been the past few days, I found a crib in the basement that works great with some shingles lined along the base so the straw doesn't slide around. I don't bother with the meds in his water since the 5 day treatment didn't do anything. He does drink a lot of water, but then again they all do when I refresh their daily supply (they also really liked the taste of the meds I'm thinking). I just don't know how long to leave him in that crib by himself for. I don't wanna put him back with the others until I know what's going on. I also need to use that crib for my Jerkface cockerel who is already too aggressive with the pullets for my liking. I have a lady coming to trade two of my cockerels for two of her pullets and a few more I'm paying for (not for a few weeks) I think I should just hold off on giving her my boys until I know for sure I'm not spreading something. For now I'll search for another way to segregate the Jerkface roo, I can't stand watching him beat up my sweet girls like that.