Roo with no doodle doo and breathing raspie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poulet, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    I have a roo , called Dancer who hasn't been able to crow for the last 6 weeks , but for the last 3 weeks has been wheezing/ rasping when he breathes . None of the others are doing this, I don't know how old he is as he was given to me by someone who was given him. He is a good minder to the hens and survived two fox attacks . Could he just be old or is he ill ?

  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    He might be ill. Remove him from the flock and give him supportive care and see what happens. If in a coule days he still sound rattle start antibotics.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    separate to a warm safe place with food and water..

    are any others showing similar symptoms?
    does he have any other symptoms?(swollen eyes, mucus or bubbling eyes or mucus from nostrils, swollen wattles or head)
    is he eating and drinking as usual?
    has his behavior changed?

    describe the droppings..color and consistency.
    is the comb pale, or shriveled?
    what all do you feed?

    check the crop and make sure it's emptying properly.
    what bedding do you use?

    remember that chickens, especially roos..hide their illness until very ill.

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