Rooster with a sneeze

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by New England, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. New England

    New England Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a roo with a wet sounding sneeze and no other symptoms (he has had the sneeze for 2 months, its no better or worse). No discoloration, swelling, discharge (no, none at all), no watery eyes, lack of energy, loss of appetite, no apparent blockage, no 'pumping' of the neck as if he had a plug. I bought him and 3 hens, plus a second rooster with 3 hens in May, and I am keeping them in quarentine. The hens all seem perfectly fine, but the second roo seems to have picked up the sneeze? I have started them all on terramycin, it is day 2. They do not have access to one another, but it is entirely possible that I switched their waterers at some point. As I said, the hens seem uneffected. One hen has always looked a bit pale, but each pen consistantly gives me one or 2 eggs a day(good for breed). Any suggestions? My biggest worry is that this is a virus or bacteria that can be passed on through the egg, and that the hens are carriers of something, since I have hatched some of the chicks and put them under one of my free ranging broodys.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    If it does not help, you might try sulmet. You can also call the people at www.randallburkey.com They were VERY helpful in helping my friend troubleshoot her chickens medical problem. Good Luck
     
  3. New England

    New England Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow that is a really great website, thanks for the link. [​IMG]
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    Sulmet is generally used for cocci..tho claims to treat other illnesses..

    describe the droppings of the pale hen..
    she could be wormy.
     
  5. New England

    New England Out Of The Brooder

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    not a chance, I have hit them with ivomec Eprinex twice to get rid of scaley leg mites. They havent touched the ground since they got here.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Yes, randall burkey is a great site. They would bring a few prices down, but have every med you could need, and they know what they are are for and how to help you decide what to try first. They are so happy to help you. And they 'just' started selling chicks too. I hope you post back an update on how it works out. Good Luck
     

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