Rooster with breathing problem

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cowdad, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. cowdad

    cowdad In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2017
    Hi! We're new from RI and have a rooster who's doing terrible! Thought he may have respiratory infection so I read all the posts I could and have given him 2 injections of Tylan 50 yesterday and last night. He looked so much better this morning. His breathing improved dramatically, waddle turn from a dark purple back to a bright red and he was eating on his own. Gave him another injection this morning, Checked him early afternoon and seemed good. Just came to check again and comb turned color and his breathing is labored. Doesn't seem to have anything caught in his throat that I can see but that's all I can think of. Been giving him water with electrolytes and some yogurt. It's just terrible. He breaths are so labored and then he squaks like trying to scream. Anyone have any ideas?

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. cowdad

    cowdad In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2017
    Thank you!!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope the ER folks will be able to diagnose his condition and suggest treatment. It is terribly hard to do without seeing & examining the bird.

  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Poor guy, I hope the ER experts can give you some help with him.

    Best of luck!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under cowdad [​IMG] Welcome!

    Best wishes to you and the little guy!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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