sick chook - a cold? flu? I don't know!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tchickdp, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. tchickdp

    tchickdp Hatching

    Mar 15, 2015
    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
    16 weeks - normal weight

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    gaping - maybe struggling for breath. not standing, eyes closed, went downhill today - was fine this morning except maybe off her food?

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    sneezing for a few days - got worse very quickly today

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    don't know

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    off her food this morning - otherwise normal.

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    havent seen

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    I have no idea what to do

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    will try to post a video
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  2. tchickdp

    tchickdp Hatching

    Mar 15, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    A respiratory disease may be a possibility, such as infectious bronchitis or MG, and others. Is there any eye bubbles or drainage from eyes or the nostrils? Any noisy breathing? Have you noticed any swelling around one eye or the face? Viruses don't respond to antibiotics such as Tylan, oxytetracycline, and Gallimycin, the use of those in respiratory diseases may help the bacterial ones, plus may help prevent secondary infections which are common. Here is a list of the common respiratory diseases to compare your symptoms:

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