Respirtory problem

marandam5

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 7, 2009
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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.
 

marandam5

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 7, 2009
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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.
 

dawg53

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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.

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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marandam5

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 7, 2009
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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.
 

Jamchick31

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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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