sick game chickens

james 4 barred rocks

10 Years
Mar 22, 2009
I have a 3 game hens and 1 rooster Had 2 but the 2 rooster got into a fight and 1m died. These are free roaming, now the other rooster is sick. It has been a week since the other one died. This roosters head is swelled and his woddles are swollen. The this evening i noticed one of the hens is sick. After dark i went and caught her she has clear fluid in her nostriles and a stong smell. Also sounded like fluid in her respitory system. I have put her and the rooster in a cage and given antibotics to the water. My biggest fear is that something is wrong and it gets to my barred rocks who are penned. Any suuggestions. One other thing I saw 2 hawks today what is the odds that the hawk has tried to catch them and wonded them.


Rhymes with 'henn'
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
South Puget Sound
It sounds like an infection since there is a putrid smell. Does it smell rotten? You should inspect each of the chickens in this group for wounds.

Try searching for "respiratory infection" on BYC to see if those threads sound like what you're experiencing.

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