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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.
I bet that is fun to watch.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong here but... Corid is for cocci not for colds/respiratory issues.
Corid is a very harsh, strong drug and can cause side effects that you won't want to deal with unless absolutely necessary to use it. I'd use it in a desperate cocci situation, but I would be very hesitant to use it otherwise.
Just a heads-up.
I would need a clearer picture to confirm this, but it looks like the lemon cuckoo/lavender mix has pointed saddle feathers, which means no doubt that he's a boy. The lavender Orpington looks like a cockerel as well, but the other two are pullets.
That is without a doubt a rooster. He doesn't even look like a pure Rhode Island red, not even heritage if I'm seeing correctly. He should be dark red overall, not black with red in his hackle, saddle, and shoulder feathers, correct?
You are correct. Corid only treats coccidiosis and will do nothing for 'colds'. You have Corid confused with Sulmet, though. Corid is gentle while Sulmet is harsh, and usually Sulmet is recommended for use only if Corid has failed to cure coccidiosis. Also, folks, there is no such thing as a cold in chickens. Respiratory symptoms similar to what humans experience when we have colds could be all sorts of issues in chickens, but usually means they have a respiratory infection or respiratory disease. If it's just sneezing, it could even just be dust in their environment. Here is a thread with some information and links on the subject of chicken 'colds': https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/113931/chicken-got-a-cold-added-info-ms-mg-ilt-crd-npip
The lavender orp has been really slow with the feathers coming in -- it's still really hard to tell just what it is yet. Here are a couple of other pics -- sorry, still not the greatest quality. Does the body shape indicate anything? I'm not seeing the type of feathers our adult roo has at all and this one's body is shaped just like our pullets. I forget when our roos started practicing their crows -- wouldn't that have happened by 14 weeks? (Can you tell I'm really hoping this is a pullet?!)
I have roosters that are almost 6 months old and only 1 of them is crowing and not very often.
How old are they typically when they start to crow?
I find it coincidental how we are talking about roosters crowing because my 6 week old chick crowed this morning! It sounded terrible, but I gave him an A for effort.
Same in my chicken yard. The dominant rooster crows. The rest keep their beaks shut, if they know what's good for them.
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Sooooo.... My buff brahma rooster that I've had for a few years now seems to have a monogamous relationship with my six month old buff orp. They are pretty cute . Has anybody ever hatched a cross of the two?