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roo has cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by william9792, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    my roo is got a cold, is there anything i can give him to make him feel better?
  2. lesterlu

    lesterlu Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    try vetRX and multivitamins. (mcmurrays or your feed store). if you describe symptoms, i am sure more experienced people can help.
  3. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    he just has a sneaze, just now and then, not much
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:Chickens do not get colds like humans do, they get various types of respiratory illnesses that are more serious than human colds.

    Seprate him from the other chickens until you can find out what illness you are dealing with.

    Search here to help ID it: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp
  5. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    check his eyes for wetness or swelling.
    does he have any mucus from the eyes or beak?
    does he have any gurgling, wheezing or other breath sounds?
    check his beak and make sure the nostrils(nares) are clear.

    is he eating and drinking as usual?
    what all do you feed?
    does he act sick?
    describe his droppings..color and consistency.

    roos hide their illness till they are very sick.
    he might need an antibiotic, such as Tylan 50 injectible ..or erythromycin..(sometimes called Ery-mycin, or Gallimycin) or LS-50..
    sometimes Areomycin or Terramycin can help if caught early.

    good food, extra protein and vitamins will help..
    keep him warm and out of draft and wet.
    if you don't have poultry vitamins, you can use Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins, Enfamil brand if possible..no iron. give 2-3 drops on beak once a day for a week.

    what bedding are you using in your coop?
    is it a closed coop or shelter?
    has it been cleaned recently?
  6. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    roo seems fine today, don't know what was wrong with him? just the way things go i guess. thanks for all that put post william

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