In the Brooder
- Jan 12, 2012
I have a six Month old rooster that I was given about a month ago. Since we got him, he has been having trouble breathing. He stretches out his neck with his mouth gaping to get air and shakes is head back and forth. He also breaths with his mouth open and picks at his nostrils quite often. He does not have any mucus that I can see. He crows every morning, so I don't think he is too bad off but I am still worried. I have newly hatched chicks that I don't want infected with anything. Can I feed him medicated chick starter to help him out? This has been going on for at least a month now, so I don't think it is gapeworm but I have never seen a chicken with them before. I really don't know what to think. Please help if you can.