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  1. Parkourpeep

    Parkourpeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a RIR cockerel. It is the dead of winter. He has watery eyes with crust on them, his nose is also runny. Is this a cold or something else?
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would seperate him from the flock if possible. Put him some where warm i doubt its the cold but that will give you a good ideal if it is or not.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    He could have early signs of a respiratory infection. Sometimes the cold weather or other stress can cause a dormant disease to become symptomatic MG or other respiratory diseases can make carriers of those who are exposed, and sometimes those carriers may not show symptoms until they are stressed. I would probably give him some Tylan 50 injectable orally 1 ml twice a day for 5 days. You can find it in the cattle meds at feed stores. It can also be given by injection.
     
  4. Parkourpeep

    Parkourpeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you
     

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