Gasping 8 week old seabright rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sugarlandrea, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. sugarlandrea

    sugarlandrea Hatching

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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:

     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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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!
     
  3. sugarlandrea

    sugarlandrea Hatching

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    i thought that might be the case but he's been doing this for the four days, non stop. ???
     
  4. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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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
     
  5. 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???​
     
  6. sugarlandrea

    sugarlandrea Hatching

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    thanks for the advice. is there treatment for the respitory infection?
     
  7. sugarlandrea

    sugarlandrea Hatching

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    sorry, just read the source link and it answered my question about treatment. Thank you!
     
  8. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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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
     
  9. sugarlandrea

    sugarlandrea Hatching

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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.
     
  10. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    how is the chicken
     

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