Coughing Rattling Roo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmgirl740, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. farmgirl740

    farmgirl740 New Egg

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    I have a rooster around 5 months old that sounds like a perculating coffee pot. If you stand near him you can hear a congested rattle, pretty sure it's coming from his throat. Just got chickens this summer and not much experience. Roo has had these symptoms for about 3 weeks. Any ideas of what's wrong or what I need to do?
     
  2. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Um, is there any discharge or bad smell coming from his mouth????
     
  3. farmgirl740

    farmgirl740 New Egg

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    No there's not. He does hold his mouth open to breathe now.
     
  4. Pretty Pony

    Pretty Pony Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same problem over the summer when it was so hot. I started putting ACV in the waterer and that seem to help a lot. About 1 T. per 5 gal of water.
     
  5. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Your roo probably has a respritory infection. Can you get some TYLAN50 and 25 guage or smaller needle w/ syringe? He needs anitbiotics.
     

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