My rooster has a hole in his neck that is like half a centimeter in diameter. he cant stand or controll his legs very well but he can move them, he is eating and drinking water. he is a barred cochin.
HELP my chickens were attacked
I just took another look examining around the whole body and i found 3 different holes, im thinking it was a weasel but i really need to know how to help him be able to stand and get better, im finishing there actual coop this weekend and it will be completely predator proof. Please tell me how to help him???
It would help if you could possibly send an image on how severe his wounds are?
You can use some treatment to help prevent infection. Look at this link:
You can also put flower on it (depending on how deep it is) or any scrapes that are bleeding (if any).
Hope this helps! I wish your rooster the best of luck. He clearly risked his life for his hens. That is a heroic rooster you got there.
I'm not quite sure. It is a good thing that he is capable of eating and drinking though.
What happens when you pick him up and set him on his feet? Does he fall over immediately or just very slowly?
If immediate and his legs show no sign of movement whatsoever, I am convinced he is paralyzed forever (most likely) or it could be temporary from shock.
He may just be in brief shock or he could be weak, which means he is able to walk but not too well. Once nurtured to his proper health, he may recover back to normal.