Rooster with hoarse crow and other things

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kukupecpec, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. kukupecpec

    kukupecpec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think i may have an ill rooster. He's a little serama boy, about a year old. He's got a really hoarse, small crow, less than half his usual volume, and he stands on one leg a lot with whatever foot is up shaking. He doesn't seen to favor one got over the other.

    His hen also looks like she's sneezing, but the rest of the flock seems fine. I checked them both over well, no one has any parasites or injuries that I can see.

    Tried to get s video of him crowing but he doesn't like to crow when I'm watching.

    Edit-he's also molting a bit around the neck, unsure if that's important
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He might have a mild respiratory disease. I'd isolate him in a warm, draft free place and start giving electrolytes and probiotics. It sounds like its a viral disease like Infectious Bronchitis, though it could be bacterial. To be safe, you could get some antibiotics. Terramycin, Duramycin, and other versions of oxytetracycline would be good antibiotics to put in his water. If the disease gets worse, try Tylan50, as it is stronger than Duramycin and Terramycin.

    Molting birds do seem to be more vulnerable to disease. Its probably because its rather stressful to molt. If you have other birds that are molting, give them some electrolytes and probiotics to help out with the stress.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't know if you use any heat for your seramas with your warm climate, but a heat lamp where he could go under it when he is cold would be good. In diseases like IB and mycoplasma, they can get chilled.
     
  4. kukupecpec

    kukupecpec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I get antibiotics and probiotics?

    I have an extra heat lamp that I can set up for him. I might bring him inside too just in case.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Any WalMart would sell probiotics in the vitamin section. Feed stores sell Probios, as well as Tylan 50 injectable and Tylan Soluble Powder, oxytetracycline (Terramycin) and tetracycline (Duramycin10.) If you plan to show your birds or raise chicks and hatching eggs, this would not be wise. Many of theses diseases make them carriers for life. Your flock should be closed. Here is some info on the diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     

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