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

    Sep 30, 2010
    Cool Ridge wv
    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

    Mar 8, 2010
    My first thought is Gape Worm?
  3. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

    May 28, 2010
    Wolverine Country
    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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