Sick Rooster- Need Advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Buster, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have a one year old speckled sussex rooster who is sounding almost like he has a sore throat when he crows. He used to crow just fine and earlier this week he started sounding sick when he crowed. I just looked at him and his comb is looking like it is turning black at the back of it. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with him? I am leaving town right in a few minutes or I would post pics. Thanks!
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Anyone? I'm leaving in a few minutes and really would like to know.
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm not sure if this helps or not, but I have a silver duckwing OEGB who was sounding hoarse when he crowed. I gave him Terramycin for 5 days and it helped.

    As for the black comb, I'm not sure about that. My RIR's turns a little blue in the back when it rains, but he seems find otherwise. Maybe he has a respiratory issue. If Terramycin doesn't work, he may need to have Tylan 50.

    Just my 2 cents, but I'm no expert.

    Good luck!
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks. I will let my wife know so she can look at him when we get back.

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