HELP. Not sure what to do. Tried natural remidies for what i thought to be ailing my only rooster Lil Red but no improvement. Backstory...Dogs attacked my flock and killed 3 including second rooster. I found lil red hiding. He had been mouthed but not bitten. Next day gave all chicken eggs with garlic and herbs. He seeemed in shock especially after a hen died. He was beside her in morning not allowing other girls to come out of roost until i came in. he started to crow in 2-3 days after attack he seemed okay. We had a lot of rain,, cold, nasty raining weather. Waterers got dirty. Too dirty. My mistake.no excuses. Bought more staw to dry out coop covered top. Waterers cleaned disinfectant with vinegar.
AGE-7months (hatched 6-22-15)
Lives in coop 9'×11'+ 6'×9' (5-7feet height)
9 hours Suppervised free range weekly.
Lives with 3 RIR pullets (laying daily)and 2 EE hens.
*SYMPTOMS - fisrt noticed in Jan.
•Stopped crowing Jan 7. Decreased frequency then stopped altogether.
•No mating dance. Still jumps girls though.
•eyes closed, tiered sleeping more frequently. ROOSTS AT NIGHT.
•Eating more but has to take break where he just pretends to eat. So may just more frequently eating?
• head often hung down under wing or body.
•laying down most the day
•picks at wings. Dry skin? Not red dont see any crawlers.
Steps take : epsom salt water for him follwed by scambled eggs heavily loaded with fresh garlic. Apple cider added to coop water.
Week 2 no change cleared all but one water source cleaned and changed daily. Blackstrap molasses flush from fresh eggs daily blog. Followed with ACV this was given to whole flock.
Weeks 3 added vitamins poultry booster to feed.
ACV , probiotics and electrolytes added to water daily.
HE IS GETTING WEAKER!!!!!
Edited by redstarchick - 2/8/16 at 12:29pm