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Fowl Pox? Bronchitis? Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kenzie73, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Kenzie73

    Kenzie73 In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2014
    This started about two days ago. My rooster came in with what sounded like a "stuffy nose" and acting like he did not feel well: tail hanging and head down. He has not crowed or made any normal noises. Since I've brought him inside (away from the other chickens), he has only gotten worse. I started out by giving him vitamins to try and assess his symptoms. He now keeps his mouth open constantly and seems to be gasping for air. He has "sneezing attacks" that sound like a baby sneeze (high pitched). There are white "ucler-like" spots inside his mouth. And, he has horrible horrible breath too! His comb is turning purple/black on the edges.
    There is NO discharge from his eyes nor nostrils, but still sounds "stuffed up".
    He is my pet, such a sweetheart! :hit I'm very worried and do not have a vet that treats chickens where I live that I can find (called every vet I could get a number to)....
  2. ClareC

    ClareC Hatching

    Feb 11, 2015
    What about feed stores? If you do not have one in town go to your closest rural one and ask. They likely carry OTC antibiotics for chickens and may otherwise be able to direct you.
  3. Kenzie73

    Kenzie73 In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2014
    I do have him on some antibiotics as of yesterday. But, I don't want to be treating for the wrong thing. I was really hoping to just get some insight on what might be wrong with him. Thank you, all the same
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Can you have him seen by a vet? The white ulcers in the mouth could be a fungal, protozoa, or bacterial infection, which might be secondary to whatever respiratory disease he has going on. Respiratory diseases can be viruses, funguses, or bacterial, and only bacterial ones will respond to antibiotics.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015

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