my rooster has a slight cold what should i do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pefferlawchicken, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today i noticed that my rooster has a bit of a cold and he has a sneez and a weezy cough , what should i do ???
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Chickens don't get colds. Check out the Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures section of this site. There are a lot of respiratory problems going around this year.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Try giving him about 1/2 cc of Tylan 50 for about 3 days.

    You may also want to contact threehorses, she has great knowledge on poultry sicknessess.

    You should also have this thread moved to the Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures section to get better results, just click report on your post and tell the staff to move it.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Since you do not know if you are treating a bacteria or virus, you may be using antibiotics blindly and unnecessarily. As stated, chickens do not get colds like we do, but they get diseases that often make them carriers for life and even if he recovers, he may not really be well. Some diseases can be passed down through the eggs, as well. Just want you to be aware of all this before you decide to treat him.
     

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