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My Rooster May Have A Disease... Getting Worse Now

Poll Results: Is there a remedy for my rooster, can I save him from dying?

 
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post #1 of 5
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Over the past days, since Sunday, I had remembered that I had let my rooster out to graze the grass. It was last sunday, and after I would see my rooster a little sad, but would stand up...

 

Over the next days, it kept getting worse...

 

It started weakening, and about 2 days ago, it was in a state where it cannot stand up or would barely move, but wouldn't eat... and probably was near death...

 

We had given the rooster an antibiotic, and he seemed to get better, and has recently began to eat and drink water, but now wouldn't stand up, and he seems he does not eat correctly, and I fear he may be paralyzed or with a long-term disease.

 

This happened to my 2 other hens, and we believe that all 3 had eaten rat poop...

After a few days, one was dead, and was bleeding through her nose, but later we saw that she couldn't lay an egg, but died trying. The other hen was twitching and bending randomly, and slowly dying, this was most likely due to her eating rat poop...

 

The hens didn't have as much resistance than that of the rooster I believe, and died... but my rooster probably ingested rat poop, and the rat ingested poison... I don't have exact information...

 

He now is shaking his head constantly and violently, like he has no conscience of who he is or where he is at...

A day after, (today) he is now leaking some fluid and I believe it is from his nose, but from his brain, probably...

 

I feel there is no stopping him from passing away... but it would be great if someone gave me information of this so I know how he passed...

 

The rooster seems to be getting better, but I need to know about what type of infection, disease, or sickness this may be, if this could be a long-term damage, and how to treat it or prevent it from happening once more...

 

It would be important to know how to fix or prevent it from happening again...

 

Thanks...

post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 

Correction, I just checked my rooster again...

 

He passed away...

 

But he was not dead yet, he kept shaking and hitting his head violently, as said in the thread, and all of his body was completely cold, like it was not functioning, except for his head, which was still alive, and I believe it was parasites that are keeping him alive, and I did not want him to suffer more, so I had to kill him, and bury him, so he cannot feel more pain that what he had caused by most likely rat poop, infected rat poop

 

Rest In Peace

October 11th, 2015

post #3 of 5

I'm sorry to hear about your hens and the rooster. Sorry no one saw this post sooner. 

 

You will certainly want to act on the situation if you have other chickens. If the chickens did eat rat feces then you want to make sure your other birds can't get at them. If they're getting into the coop use hardware cloth, rags, etc. to plug the openings. Also, think like a rat would... what are they trying to get at? Pick up dropped grains, broken eggs, anything rodent appealing.

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I'll make sure to do that when I own chickens again, my rooster had to be sacrificed in order to avoid more damage, but thanks...

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Good luck on your next poultry endeavor. Sorry for your lost.

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