why is he doing this??? *EDIT WITH VIDEO*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wjallen05, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not getting any responses to my other post so trying this...

    My cockerel is making STRANGE noises, he'll open his beak and make a soft mumble, moaning sound. Also one of his eyes is half closed and runny. Any ideas on what is wrong with him?? I tried taking a video but it was too dark by the time I got around to it. I'll take one in the morning.


    LINK TO VIDEO....

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v672/WJTH05/Chickens/?action=view&current=SickRoo.flv

    *also, he IS eating. He is not sneezing. No nasal discharge. Just a cold? I don't have any Vet RX. Should get some...
     
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  2. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh Jamie I'm so sorry, I hope someone knows what to say soon.
    Lori
     
  3. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try changing your heading-Add "HELP-Sick chicken" at the beginning. I'll give you a bump.[​IMG]
     
  4. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he eating and drinking at all?
    Is the eye swollen?
    He could have some type of respitory infection.
    Runny nose and eyes.
     
  5. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have any idea???
    Anything new to add wjallen?
     
  6. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably a cold. Hope it's not coryza. If a cold, and he's eating and drinking normally, he will most likely get over it soon.
     
  7. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Do you have any Vet RX ? Its good for a cold if thats what it is .
     
  8. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:do a search on coryza, if that is what it is sharon knows how to treat. she's been through it and all birds made it.
     
  9. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    added a video in my first post
     
  10. Chicken Woman

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    I would put chicken in a portable cage like a dog kennel and get him away from other chickens !

    Keep him in a warm dark stress free place. I would get him some vet RX
    Box say's : Symptoms of colds are watery eyes,droopy appearence,and unusual tendency to shake or turn head.

    To aid in minor respritory conditions drip Vet RX solution into birds nostrils. Place a few drops of warm RX straight from the bottle,down infected birds throat at night. Also rub some warm on head and under wings.

    If condition becomes worse treat with a solution of one teaspoon in one-half cup hot water. Also swab troat and wash head and eyes with this solution four or five times a day. Keep nostrils,eyes and throat as clean as possible.
    Put as birds drinking water warm water with drops of Vet RX.

    Anyway that is what I would try. Good luck !
     
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