Respirtory problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marandam5, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. marandam5

    marandam5 Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I noticed my rooster is coughing and he sounds congested.I couldn't catch him to examine him closer,later when I have help, I will catch him so I can treat and separate
    him from the girls.Anyway,I have a couple questions.Are all respiratory sicknesses contagious and will the bird always be a carrier?I really don't want to cull him but I would for the safety of my other birds.Is tylan 50 the best treatment or could I treat him with penicillian?
    Also,for the past several days the top of his comb has been purple,is this a symptom of something?I've seen this happen before but it always went away.
     
  2. marandam5

    marandam5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hoping someone will have some advice soon.I got him separated from the others.I looked him over his nose and eyes are dry,he rattles really bad and coughs or maybe its a sneeze.
     
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  4. dawg53

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    Respiratory diseases are contageous, most of the time birds will remain carriers if they survive. Tylan 50 would be a better treatment for respiratory problems than penicillin. Here's a different issue that could be going on rather than a respiratory disease. Since you stated that his comb is purple at times, that could possibly indicate a blood flow problem... possibly a heart or heart valve issue.
     
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  5. marandam5

    marandam5 Out Of The Brooder

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    We gave him Tylan 50 last night,this morning he does sound a little better.Now I have a hen doing the same thing.They are rattling but their nose and eyes are clear.
    I just bought some new hens a week ago and have a feeling one of them might be a carrier of something.It could just be a coincidence though,these hens are all very
    healthy so far.
     
  6. Jamchick31

    Jamchick31 New Egg

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    Thank you very much for that link,it has been very informative, my chickens are having that same problem and I tried almost everything that I've read that other members have tried. 5 of my chickens died and so I purchase my oxine ah immediately with express shipping.The reviews about the oxine were great.
     

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