Please Help, what's wrong with my rooster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lynmarie, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. lynmarie

    lynmarie New Egg

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    He's 9 months old and stopped crowing although he never really did much, but now he seems to be gasping while breathing at first I thought he was trying to crow when it started last week but I realized I was wrong I did pick him up and listen to him I don't hear anything no rattling, he's eating , drinking , and acting normal , his comb also looks terrible, I do have 5 hens in the coop with him, I also started VetRx, Please help!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Is his comb dark or bluish? Gasping can be a sign of a respiratory disease such as infectious bronchitis, MG, ILT, Coryza, or aspergillosis from mold. Is he sneezing or having any nasal or eye drainage? He also could possibly have a heart problem. If you think he has a respiratory disease, you could separate him and keep him war, and give him some Tylan 50 injectable 1 ml orally twice a day for 5 days. A few 20 gauge needles and syringes are necessary to get the medicine out of the bottle. Here is a link to read about those diseases above:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. lynmarie

    lynmarie New Egg

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    Ty for responding, his eyes are clear so is his nose , his comb is scabby in parts the rest of him is fine , I don't here any wheezing coming from his chest, I did take a video but I'm having trouble uploading it, I just gave him Tylan 50 1ml I hope it works
     
  4. lynmarie

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  5. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    Could it be pox? @Wishing4Wings @campingshaws
     
  6. napdognewfie

    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you? Could it be frostbite?
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    where you live darling ? Looks like frost bite to me.
     
  8. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    Thanks granny. I had no idea. Who had the pox ? Was it camping?
     
  9. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    Looks a lot like one of my roos that has a touch of frostbite & has gotten his comb bloodied by another rooster fighting thru a fence. Hope he gets better for you [​IMG]
     
  10. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    nope, but her chickens did. [​IMG]
     

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