The rooster has been sick..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BarredBuff, May 13, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    My roo has been sick and he has been in the rabbit coop since May 9th. These are not very big so its sorta like a battery cage. He is being medicated with oxytet for some respiratory illness. Can I return him to the flock without harming the eggs? Can I also return him without him making the others sick?

  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I don't know if I would risk infecting the rest of your flock, what kind of illness does he have? Sometimes with certian illnesses in birds even if they get better they can still be a carrier for the disease. Maybe someone knows more, I know just what I have read.

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