Sick Roosterwh

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by familyfarm1, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    We have a three year old roo named Zorro who recently became very lethargic. He is normally very active, but one he just sits there. He won't crow and he sounds croup when he breathes. His poo is yellow and runny and he coughed up something clear yesterday. There are two other roosters that are only nine months old. Zorro usually won't let the other Roos near the hens, but now he doesn't even react. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful, he is our favorite.

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  2. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever wormed your birds? If not I might try doing that and see if it doesnt help. You can either us Wazine, or a natural solution such as garlic or pumpkin seeds. I personally dont like Wazine as it is pretty rough on the birds, however if you cant get him to eat any of the other things it may be the best solution.
     
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have not. Do I just crush a garlic clove?
     
  4. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crush up a clove and add mix it with their water. They dont tend to eat it otherwise, doesnt seem to be their favorite food...
     
  5. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can I eat the eggs still if I use a natural dewormer? and do I have to separate the rooster?
     
  6. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would worm them all, and yes you can continue to eat the eggs if you are using a natural worming method. There is a small chance your eggs might take on a slight garlicy flavor, but it shouldn't be majorly offending.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If the rooster has enough worms to make him this ill, giving him garlic will not help him. Do him a HUGE favor and get him some Safequard or Valbazen. Wazine will only kill round worms.
     
  8. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just monitor their water in take. If they stop drinking because they dont like the flavor, maybe try a different method. You just dont want them to dehydrate themselves.
     
  9. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    ok, thank you so much!
     
  10. familyfarm1

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    He seemed to be doing better last night. One of the younger roosters stepped out of line with the ladies and Zorro put him back in his place. I think he might have gotten a cold of some sort since he sounds croupy. I'm going to check on him right now.
     

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