My rooster is sick

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  1. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he make a lot of noize when he is breathing, i took a video but for some reason dont let me post the video , it said its too big but the video is 6 seconds, i dont know what to give to him , please somebody tell me , thank you
     
  2. Glenda Heywoodo

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    Must be some kind of repiratory disease
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=709677395904683&id=666734003532356
    National Poultry News#3


    RESPRIRATORY PROBLEMS
    One of the most common veterinary complaints of backyard chickens is snicking, sneezing and coughing. Respiratory disease often presents itself with one or more birds sneezing / snicking. These birds can have a runny nose and foamy running eyes. In severe cases these birds can have swollen sinuses (presents as swelling around the eyes), stop eating and in extreme cases die.
    Chicken with IB Conjunctivitis
    There a number predisposing factors for respiratory disease in chickens: as with any animal stress can cause an underlying disease to show itself. This stress could be extremes of temperature and humidity, high stocking density, being transported, being taken to a poultry show and new animals being introduced to an existing/established flock.
    If your bird does develop any of these signs it is worth consulting your vet as antibiotic treatment is usually advised. In general your vet will often advise that the entire group of birds should be treated. Usually medication is given in their water but in severely ill birds injections may be the best option.
    Birds suffering with respiratory disease should always be isolated from the other healthy hens, given lots of TLC and be given veterinary attention where necessary.
    Enrofloxacin (Baytril) is an antibiotic that many bird owners are familiar with, your chicken may have been given some by a vet and it is widely talked about on different chicken forums and information sites. This antibiotic may not always be the drug of choice in all respiratory conditions and we would certainly advise you seek proper veterinary advice before your chickens are given any type of prescription medication.
    There are a number of possible pathogens involved in respiratory disease in chickens. A simple blood test can determine which one(s) are the cause. It is often the case that more than one pathogen is involved, the most common ones are Mycoplasma Gallisepticum, Infectious Bronchitis, ART (AvianRhinoTracheitis virus) and ILT (Infectious LaryngoTracheitis virus).
    Mycoplasma Gallisepticum.
    Mycoplasma Gallisepticum: Is a type of bacteria which can cause respiratory disease in chickens and other poultry. It is often associated with swollen sinuses, sneezing and foamy watery eyes. In certain cases it can cause swollen joints and subsequently lameness. It can infect the oviduct thus altering egg shell colour and quality and thus it can be transferred via the egg to chicks.
    Once infected a chicken is infected for life although clinical signs will regress with time and treatment but they are always liable to come back.
    Chicken with Swollen HeadAvianRhinoTracheitis (ART)
    ART is a pneumovirus which causes swollen heads (see the photo, right), swollen sinuses, sneezing and in severe cases nervous signs.
    Infectious Bronchitis (IB)
    Infectious Bronchitis (IB) is a coronavirus which causes sneezing, foamy eyes and swollen sinuses usually in young birds. However like Mycoplasma it can infect the oviduct again altering egg shell colour and quality but unlike Mycoplasma it doesn’t infect chicks via the egg. Severe IB infection in young female birds can permanently damage the oviduct causing it to permanently not carry the egg from the ovary to the vent so the eggs are laid internally. These eggs inside the bird are slowly absorbed but they provide an excellent food for bacteria so internal layers are vulnerable to get egg peritonitis. The eggs are often absorbed much more slowly than they are internally laid so they build up in the bird’s abdomen causing them to adopt a penguin like stance.
    Infectious LaryngoTracheitis (ILT)
    Egg Peritonitis
    ‘Penguin Stance’ of Egg Peritonitis
    ILT is a herpes virus and causes similar respiratory signs. ILT often leads to a plug of blood and mucus which can block the birds trachea (windpipe) leading to the bird choking to death. This virus like Myoplasma never goes away and can come back during times of stress. Like other herpes viruses it is for life.
    As many of you will notice the pathogens above are mostly viruses which will not respond to antibiotics. However these viruses often damage the respiratory system sufficiently to allow secondary bacteria such as E. coli and Pasteurella to cause infection and in severe cases blood poisoning.
    Furthermore chickens have a unique respiratory system compared to us mammals. They have air sacs which are very thin and when viruses such as IB damage the protective cells of the trachea (windpipe) the birds can easily breath in bacteria which can then cross the air sacs into the abdomen to cause peritonitis.
    The best way of preventing infection of your birds is to minimise stress, ensure the stocking density and ventilation are correct and that you buy in disease free birds from a reputable supplier which have been quarantined for at least 3 weeks
    Egg
    Stance’ of Egg Peritonitis
    ILT is a herpes virus and causes similar respiratory signs. ILT often leads to a plug of blood and mucus which can block the birds trachea (windpipe) leading to the bird choking to death. This virus like Myoplasma never goes away and can come back during times of stress. Like other herpes viruses it is for life.
    As many of you will notice the pathogens above are mostly viruses which will not respond to antibiotics. However these viruses often damage the respiratory system sufficiently to allow secondary bacteria such as E. coli and Pasteurella to cause infection and in severe cases blood poisoning.
    Furthermore chickens have a unique respiratory system compared to us mammals. They have air sacs which are very thin and when viruses such as IB damage the protective cells of the trachea (windpipe) the birds can easily breath in bacteria which can then cross the air sacs into the abdomen to cause peritonitis.
    The best way of preventing infection of your birds is to minimise stress, ensure the stocking density and ventilation are correct and that you buy in disease free birds from a reputable supplier which have been quarantined for at least 3 weeks (try not to buy from local markets).
    If your birds are being stressed by bad weather or moulting etc you may want to consider giving them a course of multivitamins such as Amino Plus or a product such as Beryl’s Friendly Bacteria – a sort of “yakult” for birds. Both these products will give your birds a boost which will be invaluable to helping them towards a full recovery.
    If you breed your own birds and you have any ongoing disease issues you can consider vaccination of your flock. The staff at Chicken Vet offer advice on a mini flock vaccination programme, for more information on any of these matters we have discussed please contact us.
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do you have a youtube account?
    You will need to post the video there first then post the link to the video here.

    How old /young is he?
    Is he eating and drinking?
     
  4. Glenda Heywoodo

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    sick chick en/thre vit's/wet mash/E.coli
    For this problem I recommend my wet mash probiotic wit...h yoguart be given.
    I prefer to use the wet mash probiotic that includes chicken feed, yoguart and milk with applesauce
    because chickens will eat the yoguart completely in the wet mash where as some chickens will not just eat yoguart ans it gets on their beaks, of which then they throw it away when cleaning the beaks
    as you will notice if staanding too close to them eating the yoguart


    So read on down where I give the recipe
    some advice for helping the chicken get over the lathargice

    lathargic , I would suggest and advanced case of E.coli.

    With all that is noted here is some good help that I have found to work for the health of the chicken

    you mention sluggish behavior that denotes he has a gut problem

    So here is what I would do at this time to help him get to feeling better.

    ADDED NOTE:

    you can use milk as moisture additive for adult chickens but:
    chicks have to use water as moisture additive.

    This is for single bird and I would isolate him so you know what he is eating
    if you do not have a rabbit cage you can put her in the garage in a dog carrier till she is better
    I would start with the Vit E and Vit B complex and Selenium with wet mash

    A) chickens do get some upset in the gut with E.coli and then it goes to a nervous disorder
    natural probiotic wet mash with Vit E and Vit B complex and Selenium added immediately
    basically the chicken has some nerve damage from the E.coli do this immediately
    need neurolodigal vit E and Vit B complex and Selenium for E.coli and the nervous disorder Also the apple cider vineager in water

    (1) 2 tbsp acv per gallon of water till chickens are well and then 2 times a week for life
    for one chicken use 1 tbsp of ACV
    1 pint of water

    (2) immediately give the chicken 1000 mg capsule of liquid Vit E by cutting the end of the capsule and taking the vit E liquid and mix in wet mash probiotic

    (2-B) total amt of capsules equals the total amt of chickens fed vit's multiply amt of recipe times amt of chickens fed it and the amt of vit's times amt of chickens given them

    (3-A) also need to crush a vit B complex pill in tabsp and add tsp of water to it
    put it in the chickens wet mash after it is disolved also.

    (3-B) take a Selenium capsule and crush it in a tbsp and add little water to disolve it and ad to the wet mash also.

    (3-C) then give this to the chicken twice a week for two weeks should see much improvement

    after the chicken has eaten the wet mash probiotic clean wet feeder and restock dry crumble feed.

    (4 Do three Vit's twice today then for 7 days till you see some improvement in the chicken

    (5 today I would see if the chicken will eat a wet mash with the Vitamins E and B complex

    (-B) THIS IS FOR ONE CHICKEN
    natural probiotic wet mash
    2 tbp of dry crumbles
    1 tbsp flax seed meal (the kind people take)
    3 tbp of milk sweet, sour or buttermilk
    1 tbsp of non flavored yogurt
    2 tbsp of apple sauce
    put it on top so the chicken can smell and see it
    mix good and put the
    vit E liquid as directed in the wet mash
    and crumble the Vit B complex tablet in a tabsp with litle waterand add to the wet mash
    Crush the Selenium tablet and add water and add to the wet mash
    **BESURE AND MIX VIT'S VERY GOOD IN WET MASH***

    (6 Do this twice a day for 7 days to see if the chicken is better
    then do this once a day for another week then once a week for a while
    this should give the nervous system some stability and cure the bad E.coli in the gut
    (6-A) they should clean it up in 20-30 minutes
    this will help them get good gut flora
    also put 2 tbsp of ACV in gallon of water and keep giving them this water for a week straight ( do not use ACV while giving medications.
    then give it 3-5 times a week for life
    Glenda Heywood Cassville Missouri

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  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    @Glenda Heywoodo could you try to keep you post a little simpler.
    If I was a newbie, there is not way I would want to read a "book" as a response.
     
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    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    BTW...we are talking about a rooster here. Not a hen.
    There is not way a rooster is going to have Egg Peritonitis:th
     
  7. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you ,for your answers, he is eating and acting normal but i hear when he breaths make some noize
     
  8. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to give him something , easy and fast , yoguart will work or milk , i really dont know
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    neither yogurt or milk will "fix" him.
    He either has an infection which will need antibiotics or he has gapeworms which will need a wormer.
    Those are the top two things that would be wrong with him, infection is probably the number one thing.


    Can you watch this to learn how to post a video:
     
  10. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
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