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sneezing rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alucard, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2014
    guys i just noticed my asil rooster sneezing in the morning only once he has got watery eyes and has a watery nasal discharge i have also noticed him not eating well i just brought him a hen he takes so much care of her he offers her food and flaps his wings all the time in front of her he is very active but i am very worried for his health is he okay i dont think he could have an infection because i have seen infected birds they are lazy and wont eat at all what do u think guys.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Sneezing, watery eyes, and a clear nasal discharge could be from dusty conditions or ammonia odors, but more like could be a respiratory infection. Infectious bronchitis and mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) are 2 common ones. Antibiotics such as Tylan or oxytetracycline may help symptoms of MG, and may help prevent secondary bacterial infections in both. Unfortunately, your new hen may be exposed to what he has. Some respiratory disease can make chickens carriers for life (MG) or for a year (IB.) Here is a good link to read about those and other diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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