Fowl cholera?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Larkspur88, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Songster

    Apr 3, 2011
    South Carolina
    My 7-8 month old rooster began swelling in the face yesterday and one of his wattles has too. He had a 105 temperature yesterday. Today it is 107.

    Should I cull him? Hes my mascot. [​IMG] no birds were introduced to his flock recently or anything. Just can't believe he is sick. His wattle is not grossly enlarged like the photos I saw online. And it's just one wattle. Do I need to cull my whole flock? And would my seramas be at risk too? They are not in the sane flock and don't coexist. The seramas live in my garage. My large fowl outdoors, but this rooster has been in a crate by himself in my garage for a few days recuperating from cocci.

  2. Erica

    Erica Songster

    Dec 5, 2010
    Oh dear. The facial swelling could be a few things, but if the wattle is very distended, it may be worth having the bird examined by an avian vet. Perhaps the wattle has become infected by something else, but fowl cholera is a definite possibility.

    I'm not sure what the protocols are for fowl cholera. Separating sick ones certainly. But whether culling is in order, I don't know.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.

  3. sillylilly

    sillylilly Hatching

    Mar 21, 2012
    What happened to your chicken?

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