Wheezinf rooster...I/m worried

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerFred, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. FarmerFred

    FarmerFred New Egg

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    Ok. We have had our rooster for 2 years now; he was a stray someone dropped off. We FINALLY got him some hens last weekend and now he is wheezing, not crowing, and staying in one spot. I have read some other posts on here and think he may have a respiratory infection or something. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    you always seperate your birds until you know they are healthy!!!!!!! I had this a while back and there is product called auramacine (SPELL) and its great. I will find the exact name but its a powder that comes in a small pack.
     
  3. FarmerFred

    FarmerFred New Egg

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    Yeah, I have now read that you introduce new ones slowly. We sure did it backwards. Thanks for the advice on the auramacine. I will check into it.
     
  4. FarmerFred

    FarmerFred New Egg

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    What is the auramacine? An antibiotic?
     
  5. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    I know i misspeled it horribly haha but i get it from TSC and it states on the package what its for. Ok here is the actual spelling AUREOMYCIN!!!
     
  6. FarmerFred

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    Thanks! We have Rural King around here. I will check and see if they carry it.
     
  7. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    glad to have helped!
     

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