Wheezing Coughing Rooster with video


7 Years
Jun 11, 2012
I have a one year old Wyandotte Rooster that started coughing today. I have noticed that he wheezes sometimes at night, but no other chickens had any respiratory symptoms so I was never too concerned about it until he started coughing today. Then I noticed that at night he was wheezing pretty heavily. He doesn't seem to have an increased respiratory rate and he has no nasal discharge or eye discharge. His color is good.

He is a fairly dopey and slow guy, so it is hard to tell if he is lethargic.

I was going to start him on Tylan 50 in the morning. If anyone has any ideas/experience/suggestions with this please let me know.

1) What type of bird , age and weight
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1 Year old Wyandotte Rooster. Not sure how much he weighs, but he hasn't lost any weight recently. [/FONT]

2) What is the behavior, exactly.
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Wheezing and occasional coughing. Seems to occasionally open mouth breathe. [/FONT]

3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
I have noticed him wheezing before, but only at night. Nothing ever came of it and no other birds had the same symptoms. This is the first time I have noticed him coughing.

4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
I recently cleaned out the coop. I use DLM. Added new pine shavings. Power washed walls of coop.

7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
As far as I know

8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
Nothing yet

10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I would like to treat myself[/FONT]

11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

For some reason the sound cuts out on this video a few seconds in. But in the first few seconds you can hear him wheezing.

12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
Chicken are in a coop in a 1/2 acre run. Pine shavings in coop.

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