Something wrong with cockrel

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickemee, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    every night when I go to check on the chickens to make sure they're inside their house, yesterday and today the little roo sounds like he's gurgling and he tries to go to sleep but he wakes up about every 3minutes and makes and awful squaking sound. Also he is breathing through his mouth. During the day he acts normal but around 4 to 6 he started acting this way. Does anyone know what's wrong and how I might treat him?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sounds like some kind of respiratory infection.
     
  3. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know how to treat it?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I'd better let some one more experienced with that type of problem answer.

    Some type of antibiotic.
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this rooster has a respiratory illness and needs treatment asap...
    he should be kept warm and free from drafts.

    my choice is Tylan 200 injectible..
    can be found at farm/livestock supply stores in the livestock section NOT the poultry section..
    if you cannot find it..Tylan 50 is sometimes easier to find.
    you'll need some syringes and 25 gauge needles.
    try to get the smallest syringes you can.
    if you know someone who is diabetic and on insulin..those needles work well.
    please get this as soon as possible.

    you'll also need some alcohol wipes or alcohol and cotton balls.
    I will need to know the weight of the rooster for dosage.
    what breed is he?

    some people use erythromycin (sometimes called gallimycin) to put in water..but this roo is too sick..and injecting is best and quickest way to get him well.

    if you have never injected..don't be scared.
    I (or someone here) will instruct you.
     
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  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Can you bring him inside the house? It sounds like the cold might be triggering the breathing problems.
     
  7. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now he's inside the spare coop with the lamp. I'm going to the feed store first thing tomarrow to see if they have the injections. I would go right now but I'm expecting some guests.
     
  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    just to clarify...the Tylan injectible is a liquid medicine that comes in a bottle..(in a box)..the syringes and needles are separate.

    you might look for Tylan soluble powder.

    but I prefer the injectible type when they are very sick.
     
  9. pollysmum

    pollysmum Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a link to some really good information on Respiratory illness and how to treat it ... have a read and if you have any questions after you read it please ask

    Chronic Respiratory Disease / CRD
     
  10. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little roo seemed to be recovering nicely but last nite I think he had a total relapse. We never got the tylan because the feed store never had any so we were treating him with soulable powder and he seemed to be doing well. Last night the little roo could barely walk and he couldn't open his left eye. Is there something else that I need to be doing. Also he is living in the house.
     

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