please help, my rooster sounds like he is rattling when he breaths.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenlady08, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    i noticed him with a crusty nose and i cleaned his face. My turkey has been the sameand the vet said sinus infection for the turkey.

    do chickens get sinus infections? what kind of antibiotic can i use for my whole flock to be safe?

    any help is appreciated? if not sinus what else could it be?
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Most respitory illness in chickens is unfortunately bad news. They may recover but stay in a carrier state and spread it to the rest of the flock. You can treat with Tylan 50 injected under skin for three days. I would have one tested so you know what you are dealing with. Most states dept of Ag have programs for poultry raisers like the NPIP that can be helpful.
     
  3. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Not to be totally cluless but does anyone know how to find out if they test. I live in VA
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Good luck.
     
  5. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had any more trouble with this in any other chickens lately? What eventually happened to your chickens? Did you get any new ones right before this started?
     
  6. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    The rooster cleared up and I have had no problems at all. I do still have the turkeys that have puffy cheeks but they are in a different area but the rooster is fine thankfully.
     

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