HELP! Dying rooster looks like it has a respiratory infection! HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Evilkitty162, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Evilkitty162

    Evilkitty162 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has a runny nose and is siting with eyes closed and looks like she is dying, and now my ONLY GOOD RIR rooster looks sick!!
     
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  2. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is she doing and if you look at the sticky at the top of the illness topic page there should be a list of questions you should answer on your post, it would help a lot.
     
  3. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use
     
  4. Evilkitty162

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight. RIR weight unknown

    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Will do nothing but sit and try to sleep and has a runny nose.

    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no

    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. I had a cold.

    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. yes a little bit.

    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal/runny.

    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?nothing yet

    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? I do not have a vet that dose chickens.

    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. umm not yet i'll go do that.

    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use. hay in the nest sand on the ground and a little hay
     
  5. Evilkitty162

    Evilkitty162 Out Of The Brooder

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    Randy RIR roo. i do not have one of rose because she got scared of the camera.

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  6. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know much about colds, but hopefully someone will know what they are doing and help you
     
  7. Evilkitty162

    Evilkitty162 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for trying to help.
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Is she weezing or sneezing at all? My pullet is doing the same thing. Very lathargic, not eating, sneezing, runny nose and weezing. I decided to treat her for respitory infection. Not sure if that is what yours has. Since reading up on it, i would say isolate her ASAP. I am sure someone will chime in soon!
     
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  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I use Oxine in a mister. It kills a lot of viruses. I do not mix it with crystals to activate. It is kind of like Bleach but kills more viruses and bacteria than bleach does with a loss less solution.
     
  10. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know a whole lot about respiratory diseases in chickens, but I do know that you could not have given the chicken your cold - chickens do not catch colds. They do however have a wide variety of other respiratory illnesses that they can get. Have you been around any OTHER sick chickens lately, been to a poultry show, did you add any new birds to your flock?
     

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