- Oct 14, 2020
Can anyone help me figure out the best course of meds for my flock? I’m stumped. My beautiful EE rooster (1yo) suddenly passed last night- I noticed his comb was very dark purple so I brought him inside thinking he had possibly gotten frostbite (it has been in the teens/twenties a few nights this week in my area) and that’s when I noticed his breathing sounded awful. Very loud wheezing and gurgling, almost sounded as if he was a human snoring, and open mouth breathing. He only made it an hour in the house before passing. After seeing what poor shape he was in I observed the rest of my flock and noticed that I have several hens who are sneezing and/or coughing (not consistently but enough that I noticed) and one specifically who I hear wheezing and crackling in their breathing. Egg production has slacked off this last week but I had somewhat attributed that to the sudden drop in temps because so far everyone else appears to be moving around and eating and drinking normally. I keep reading about CRD but neither the roo who died or any of the others have any type of discharge and there is no notable swelling on any of them either so I’m doubting if it is that or (hopefully) something less serious? I did notice that two of them appeared to have runny poo, and specifically the one who is wheezing the worst pooped what almost appeared to be water but with a white milky tint to it? I already plan to grab some VetRx as soon as I get off work today and a lot of my searching has pointed me toward LA-200 (Liquamycin). Does this sound like a good treatment plan based on the observed symptoms or is there something else I should be researching???