Hi newbie here. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a 10 month old Maran rooster who started losing balance and walking backwards. He got progressively worse and now has no balance at all. From what I know I can see no other signs off illness. Normal droppings, he's content and he crows every morning. He eats everything that he's given. I mix his diet with some corn and layers pellets. He has no sign of injury, nothing bullies him, his head and neck work perfectly. His legs have strength when I lift him both legs can and do kick me and he has no sores or curled up toes. He has not been able to stand for several days but he has not deteriorated or given up. I keep him warm, I've given him honey and probiotics as well. Anyway, not sure what else I can do for the poor boy, I haven't taken him to a vet to be honest I'm not sure who to take him to locally that would give me correct advice. Every post I have looked up their symptoms seem to be different, like one leg being paralysed, birds deteriorating and showing worsening symptoms. Not the case with my boy, I have one happy, unbalanced boy with seemingly perfect functioning limbs that he can't use to the right effect.
Just hope somebody might know what might put him on the road to recovery if possible.
On a good note I have six eggs in the incubator and all six have chipped and with luck I will have six new chicks that he has sired tomorrow. I just hope that's it's not his last bunch but I fear it is sad.png
Thanks again for any advice.