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Bantam rooster is sick

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Hi all - new member but not new to the site. I read posts here all the time & have learned so much valuable info. Now I need your help.

I have 14 chickens - 8 bantam (including 2 twin roosters) & 6 regular size (including 1 rooster) - they all share one very large coop & fenced area with no problems. My roosters (fortunately) live in harmony ❤️

However, for the last few days, one of the bantams seems very lethargic and I can literally feel his breast bones when I pick him up. He will peck around & eat (& feels full like normal after eating), but his wings & tail are very droopy. He was always a very friendly bird, often falling asleep on my lap, but today I laid him on my chest while I was in the hammock & I literally had to keep checking him to make sure he was still with me, if you know what I mean.

Initially I thot he might be dehydrated as we recently switched to a nipple watering system. I have never seen him utilize this system & when I put a dish in front of him, he will drink half of it in one sitting. However he does not seem to display the symptoms that I have read on this site for that particular problem.

I am now thinking maybe parasites. I have looked at his poop - which was very mucousy - but see nothing. The local vet said he will not do a stool test on a chicken 😡 Is there another way to (quickly) determine if & what type of parasite? Or is there a med that is a catch all?

I know I will need to treat them all but in the meantime, I'm really nervous for my little man. Any & all advice will be more than appreciated!!

Thanks so much, from one chicken lover to you all.
~Karla

Update: yesterday I started the entire group on Wazinr 17 in their water. I have been individually making sure that my little man is getting some separately in a little dish so I know that he's drinking. I don't see any improvement this morning. Please help!
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Hi,

 

I'm sorry, i can't hazard a guess as to what may be the issue. Not sure what Wazinr 17 is - a wormer or electrolytes? I live in Kenya so I'm not familiar with trade names of things in the States. 

 

CT

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Hi CTKen

Yes, it is a dewormer. I also have packets of electrolytes & probiotics that I plan to utilize when this process is done. It's so sad to watch him whither away... 😔

Thank you for your concern. ~K
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Hi CTKen

Yes, it is a dewormer. I also have packets of electrolytes & probiotics that I plan to utilize when this process is done. It's so sad to watch him whither away... 😔

Thank you for your concern. ~K


You are welcome - its no consolation, but I had two new additions to my flock suffer in the manner you describe. I culled them to put an end to their suffering.

 

Hope someone can help you out soon.

 

All the best

CT

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