Rooster gurgling, purple slumped comb, green poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GraceHomestead, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. GraceHomestead

    GraceHomestead Songster

    Jun 21, 2016
    Ok I have a.Rhode Island Red 6 month old rooster. He has been healthy and starting to crow, and "trying to mate" the ladies.
    They are housed in a 19x9x12 coop/run.
    He is housed with:
    2 RIR pullets, 2 sexlinks, (raised with this rooster)
    3 golden laced polish(6months),
    1 buff polish, 1 white sultin polish, 1 silver laced polish roo & a golden laced cochin (all 4, 10 weeks)
    and 4 (6month) guineas.
    Yesterday I noticed he wasnt roosting with everyone. He seemed lethargic and his comb was not perky and bright red as usual.
    Today I seperated him from everyone. That is when I noticed bright green poop it is solid not diareah.
    He has labored breathing with a gurgling
    He has shook his head with a cough sound
    His eyes are clear no bubbles, no foam
    His nose and beak are clean No drainage
    He stretches his head up and down to breath.
    Here is a link to youtube of him breathing sorry its dark so I had to use a flashlight.
    We have no fowl/poultry vet around so I need to know what to give him!!! Please!!
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    He has some type of respiratory illness.
    Keep him separated and try to keep him hydrated.

    There are many respiratory illnesses so it's will be hard to know which one without testing.

    You can try giving Tylan 50 injectable, given orally, or seek a vet's help. Tylan 50 dosage is 1 cc or ml per 5 pounds of weight.
    Give it orally or as an injection into the breast muscle 1/4 inch deep.

    Respiratory illnesses are contagious so watch for any signs in the rest of your flock and separate any showing symptoms.

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