Help!! 2 month old roo gasping for air!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dobasham, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. dobasham

    dobasham Out Of The Brooder

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    I found my 2 month old roo gasping for air last night. He stretches his neck out with each breath and opens his mouth, working hard for each breath. He will seem to get a bit better for several hours, then do it again. His is eating bread and scratch and drinking a little. He is alert and looks around the room. When he is having his problem, his comb turns purplish, too. I have him a shot of tylan 50 last night also. What else can I do? Has anyone had this happen before? Thank you for any advice!!
     
  2. rubyrogue

    rubyrogue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first thought is Gape Worm?
     
  3. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You have a respiratory problem and not worms. The tylan 50 is good but you must make sure you give enough and often enough. You could also squirt a little Duramycin in back of mouth, maybe about 1/4 cc for chick this young.
     

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