Gasping 8 week old seabright rooster

sugarlandrea

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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Please help! My 8 week old Seabright roosters is sitting, and gasping constantly. He can't really walk. He has lots of water and food. I'm new to raising chicks and I have know idea what's wrong. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I've uploaded a video at this link:

 

Sillystunt

Master of the Silly
11 Years
Jul 11, 2008
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my one hen was doing that yesterday!! She drank some water and seemed alright. I though maybe she had something stuck in her throught.

keep us posted!
 

sugarlandrea

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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i thought that might be the case but he's been doing this for the four days, non stop. ???
 

Crystalchic

Gone for a bit
11 Years
May 6, 2008
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that is what my little hen was doing she started out like that in the morning by night she was really bad off
i think that she had a respiratory infection
i gave my girl antibiotics but it didnt help her
good luck
 

NotTheMomma

Songster
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Mar 31, 2009
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I was just reading about fungal respiratory infections on another site. This is what it said:
Noticeable symptoms include gaping (stretching their neck forward and opening their mouth), coughing, sneezing, sniffling, 'chirping', and gasping for air. Sometimes a bird with no noticeable symptoms can be held to your ear to hear crackling, rattling, and gurgling from inside their lungs when they breathe.

SOURCE

I don't know that this IS what is wrong with yours, but maybe a starting point to rule it out???​
 

sugarlandrea

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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sorry, just read the source link and it answered my question about treatment. Thank you!
 

Crystalchic

Gone for a bit
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May 6, 2008
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sugar hows the bird
if your in my area in socal i have lots of meds for respiratory infection
let me know
 

sugarlandrea

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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thanks for the concern. he's a fighter! my boyfriend picked up some antibiotics from the feed store and the rooster seems to be improving, a big improvement from yesterday to today. Thanks so much for all the help. And thanks so much for the offer Crystalchic, but I am a ways away in Victoria, BC Canada.
 

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