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I keep finding my Rooster Unconcious

post #1 of 6
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3 times now I have found my Rooster passed out in the yard!    Every time this has happened I was watching them just doing their thing and then .... what the heck!   that chicken is dead!!  Today I actually was looking right at him  when he just jumped off the rock flapped his wings (lying on his back) then just passed out! Each time I find him I pick him up carry him into the coup and lay him down... 1st time took 30 minutes to wake up.... second time 5....3rd 15...   btw...he is 9.5 months old and mostly Jersey Giant

 

Any ideas???

post #2 of 6
Neurological issues. May not wake up
post #3 of 6
He could have something wrong with his heart, or he might not be getting enough oxygen, listen to him to make sure he doesn't have a respiratory infection.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #4 of 6
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No way on the respiratory thing.... he can crow with the best of them

post #5 of 6

Could be a seizure disorder. How old is he?

post #6 of 6

Being able to crow does not necessarily rule out respiratory distress. If his oxygen levels suddenly drop, even for a short time, that could cause the passing out.  His heart may not be functioning correctly.  And there could indeed be neurological issues.  I'll be following this to see what you find out.

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