slobbering roo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by c_soto1990, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. c_soto1990

    c_soto1990 Songster

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    what does it mean when a chicken is slobbering. I recieved a roo who was like this before I gave him meds for parasites and sickness. He is cured now.
     
  2. threehorses

    threehorses Songster

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    Well is he showing any respiratory symptoms? Excessive mucus can be a symptom of a respiratory illness, a backed up crop, crop impaction, some bacterial digestive illnesses, etc.

    ANything else you can tell us to help us narrow it down, including what happened with your other bird and exactly what antibiotic you used? (That can point to the organism that caused the illness.)
     
  3. c_soto1990

    c_soto1990 Songster

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    well when he would eat he would slobber,the other birds are fine but gave them meds too incase it spread. Seriously I dont know the name of the pill,I know its a cure all parasite pill.I bought it in puertorico.It did work,I just wanted to know what all the slob was about.
     
  4. threehorses

    threehorses Songster

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    Quote:What meds did you give the other birds? Please never medicate, particularly with antibiotics, unless you know exactly what's going on.

    If the pill was a cure-all parasite pill, it might have treated for some sort of crop worm or gape-worm. Is the chicken trying to sling anything from his throat or mouth ever?

    You could try using Fenbendazole (sold as "SafeGuard" or "wormazole") which will worm your birds and treat for gapeworm.
     
  5. c_soto1990

    c_soto1990 Songster

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    not that I can tell, he looks better. Tomorrow I will take another look at him.
     

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