Need help with my rooster please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lynette, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a silver laced Wyndotte rooster that started acting sick a few days ago. Now, he is sitting on his roost looking all depressed. His comb and wattles aren't bright red anymore. They are more of a dark red or purplish and when he breathes in, he is opening his beak. I have noticed for a while now that his crowing has changed. The last part of the crow hasn't been coming out. Is it respiratory? Can I give him anything to make him better? Please help!!
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    wonder if its worms? Like gape worm... Does he sound wheezy? Then it might be respiratory... How is everyone else?
     
  3. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't hear anything, but I can go out and listen closer. No one else is sick and I have a flock of 37.
     
  4. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there something I can give him to get rid of worms if thats the problem?
     
  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I think gape worm... Just because you say he isopening up his beak to breathe. But a case of worms can hock a guy down quick. I would worm him, bring him in, keep him warm, and spoil him with goodies like oatmeal, eggs, yogurt. Most vets can do a stool sample... Even on birds. Find a getting looks at exotic birds. After all chickens are so the most exotic bird! Lol. Also, how old is he?
     
  6. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    wazine. Can get it at tractor supply. Farm and fleet also... Look up worming in the byc search... There will be loads of suggestion on production use...
     
  7. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    dawg would also know the best... So would a guy named pop... Or lollipop.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  8. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    He is going to be 2 this April. I am going to get to TSC right away and see if they have it. Thank you so much. I will keep you posted on how he is doing.
     
  9. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    good luck.
     
  10. LoveMyChicklets

    LoveMyChicklets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Lynette. How are his eyes, are they cloudy or have discharge? Does he have any discharge coming out of his mouth? I had a case of something respiratory about 3 years ago and I used Tylan50 which I got at TSC. You can use it as a syring/shot or I squirted it in each of their mouths everyday for a week. It worked absolute wonders!

    Kathy
     

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