Roo w/ swollen head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkiechick236, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a year old roo I found in the back of the coop and his head's swollen and he can't open his eyes because of the swelling. Not wanting to eat or drink so I've been giving him water etc, through a syringe. Any ideas?
     
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be "Avian Rhinotracheitis 'Swollen Head Syndrome'

    or mycoplasma gallisepticum

    You are going to need to get antibiotic in it STAT! and also vaccinate your other chickens too.

    Poor roo!
     
  3. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have been giving him antibiotics in his water w/ the syringe, guess time will tell. [​IMG]
     

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