My three month old chicken has for the past two days a slight tremor in his legs. He can walk and jump (but not as grounded as before), eats fairly the same and poops as usual. However he seems weak and his comb is slightly pale. He has been crowing for the past three weeks but has not crowed in the last couple of days. He pants a little when we pick him up as he were very hot. Does this mean that he has fever?
He can walk but he does not run as a he used to run. We can pick him up much more easier than before (as he does not longer put up the usual teen roo fight of "I do not like to be pick up, back off").
He seems to have a smelly breath but I don't know if is related to some vitamins that I have started him since yesterday.
Maybe he cought some parasite? or maybe some type of chicken flu? How can you tell if your cockerel has fever?
I have research the site but the syntoms other chicken have do not relate to his as he is eating well and his poops is the same, and his head does not shake.
Has anyone have the same problem? Does chickens may be under the weather one day and recover the other? Or maybe if a chickens get sick, he does not longer recover without meds?
PLEASE HELP! He is a pet for us, we rescued him when he was attacked by a hawk and could not walk for a week (badly bruised) and his owner did not care for him. We really do not want to lose him :(
Any help is welcome!
Maybe any antibiotic that you may recomend?
Edited by Lilianka - 11/8/15 at 5:42pm