roosters wheezing and gurgling - need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redcoopchickenman, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. redcoopchickenman

    redcoopchickenman New Egg

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    2 1/2 weeks ago, we added 2 buff orp roosters for future breeding flocks. We have an existing flock of roosters 2 be used for meat chickens so we combine these two buff orps to that flock. Now 1 buff orp and 1 of the existing black australorp are wheezing and making a gurgling sound. This morning I noticed a hen from my other flock starting to wheeze a little. Does anybody know what this may be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:I'm sorry to hear that. my white rocks all 14 are doing that. It comes and it goes. I treat them with tylan. probably once to twice a month. when I hear them start gurgling I start the treatment. It is called crd. from what I've been told. It seems to help alot. they just never get over it They will always have that. I've bought my chickens from a battered farm. I don't mind treating them. they are fat and healthy oherwise. you can only control the illness not cure it. Like I said I'm sorry to hear that. Hope this helps. Keep them Away from other chickens it is spreadable.
     

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