my rooster died Sunday

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teresa32, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. teresa32

    teresa32 New Egg

    Jan 3, 2009
    My rooster died Sunday, he had problems breathing,he would open his mouth like he could not get enough air and got to where he would not eat much at all. his crowing sounded awful. his poop was yellow wiyh bright green in it. It has been raining alot and cold here. What do you think could have been wrong with him? And do i need to worry about my chickens catching it?

  2. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2008
    [​IMG] I have no idea. But you sure have all my sympathy.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'd check your other birds.

    Clean up where he pooped/died etc...
  4. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    I can't help you with what happened to him, but I wanted to offer my condolences. [​IMG] I understand how hard it is.
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Sorry that your first visit to BYC has to be about such a sad situation. We've got plenty of helpful folks here that I'm sure will have this thread filled to the brim with ideas and advice by this afternoon.

    I agree with Mahonri that you should keep an eye on the rest of your flock. It would also be a good idea to clean your waterer (use a light bleach solution and rinse very well) and change the bedding in their coop. Try to eliminate as many sources of germs as possible in case the sickness could pass on to other members of your flock.

    Hang in there! [​IMG]
  6. teresa32

    teresa32 New Egg

    Jan 3, 2009
    thanks for your support.
    I'am going to miss my rooster. he was a good one.
    we called him Big Daddy.

    Thanks , Teresa
  7. Here are some possibilities:

    green - feed intake low, and bile not diluted
    green diarrhea - Leucocytozoonosis
    green diarrhea - Pullorum
    green droppings capped with lge amts of white urates - Infectious Synovitis
    greenish / yellow diarrhea - Chlamydiosis
    greenish / yellow diarrhea - Cholera (acute
    greenish / yellow diarrhea - Erysipelas
    greenish diarrhea - Influenza
    light yellow or yellowish green - Fowl typhoid
    light yellow or yellowish green - Fowl Cholera
    sulphur yellow - Blackhead
    yellow diarrhea - Colibacillosis
    yellow diarrhea - Ochratozicosis
    yellow diarrhea - Streptococcosis
    yellow green diarrhea with large amounts of white urates - Spirochetosis
    yellow greenish diarrhea - Chlamydiosis
    yellowish droppings - CRD

    If you could: take a picture of the poop and send it to me. I can use this for further reference, especially in a death of a bird.

    Send the pic to: [email protected]

    I am serious here.

    I am very, very sorry for your loss. Roos especially are hard to loose.
  8. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Theresa, S0 sorry u lost ur roo.
  9. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very sorry for your loss. Keep an eye on the rest of your flock.

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