One of my roosters Rooster with clogged vents

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shilo356, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. shilo356

    shilo356 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 12, 2009
    one of my roosters has 2 clogged vents..hes range and alert but i notice a crusty waxy substance clogging both his vents on his head..and foul smelling..hes about 2 years old. can you use hydrogen peroxide on the vents to kill the infection? or antibiotics?
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  2. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    20 min N of Denver
    Go to and buy some oxine AH it will take care of that. You can use it in water all the time to keep bacteria out and it will keep the water from getting slimy
  3. shilo356

    shilo356 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 12, 2009
    so what exactly does my rooster have?
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    He could have a simple infection or a disease. To hard to tell without a test.

    Bubblebean seems to be confident Oxine will work. I don't know anything about Oxine.

    Take a pic and post it here.
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I'd put him in isolation until you know what he has. Run a search for Infectious Coryza - it's a respiratory disease and it's known for a really foul smelling discharge. You should contact your state vet and they can run a test to be sure.

    Oxine is a disinfectant for cleaning the coop and cages, not generally used as a primary means of treating disease.

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