Open mouth breathing and droopy wings

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pmott, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. pmott

    pmott New Egg

    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi! I have a rooster (9 months old) who started with these symptoms: (1) droopy wings, (2) breathes with his mouth open, (3) his tail isn't up, and (4) he isn't crowing much. No nasal discharge, comb looks normal and his eyes are clear and bright. The weather is cool (November in New England).

    I have been giving electrolytes and using vetrx in the water. I have him some plain yogurt this morning. He is eating and drinking, and seemed to enjoy the yogurt.

    Is there anything else I should be doing?
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah.....Stop the Yogurt.......Chickens do NOT process dairy.....Why people on BYC say to give Birds yogurt is a mystery to me????

    Water and regular feed is all a downed Bird needs...Possibly if Respiratory an antibiotic in the water...?

  3. kellyhubb

    kellyhubb Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2013
    Greenville, SC

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