Rooster is breathing odd have given antibotic for 10 day but he is worse

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TerriL, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. TerriL

    TerriL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rooster has been wheezing and coughing for 10 days or so. I started him on tetracycline 250mg in his water daily. He appeared to get better and the yeasterday he is getting weaker. He had been eating today he did not. Do you think it would help to bring him in the house where it is warmer or is be better off in the shed out of the wind and cold but temps he is already use to? Thanks for any help. Terri
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  3. HOTONE

    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

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    We had to cull a rooster and a hen yesterday due to coughing and sneezing and runny nose. Couldnt risk infecting the rest in the coop. Made me sad tho.
     
  4. TerriL

    TerriL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not seen any discharge at all.

    The Rooster is not in with the rest of the chickens so at least I dont have to worry about it spreading.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No discharge in nose definitely leads me to believe it's fungal. Treat with Oxine.

    http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/oxine.htm

    It cured my boy Gigi in less than a week. He showed improvement almost instantly and cough was gone within 5 days. Chest was clear after 7 days. He started crowing again.
     
  6. TerriL

    TerriL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well since he is not drinking or eating how is it used
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It is used in a humidifier or with a fine mist spray bottle. They breathe in the vapours and it attacks the spores that have taken up residence in the lungs.


    I'm so sorry to hear your rooster is not doing well at all. If he is not eating or drinking, that is not a good sign at all :(
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It could be fungal as Aoxa mentioned. It could also possibly be capillary worms in the crop. I recommend taking a fecal sample to a vet for testing. Treatment for capillary worms is valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer or safeguard liquid goat wormer 1/2cc given orally undiluted, repeat dosing again in 10 days.
     

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