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Young Roo Unbalanced and just wants to lay in corner on floor

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My young Roo is very unsteady and just wants to lay in the corner. I have no idea what's wrong with him, he hasn't ever had any problems in the past. He doesn't stand up all the way when he moves, kinda crawls.
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How long has he been like this? Is he eating and/or drinking?

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How long has he been like this? Is he eating and/or drinking?
I have no idea if he's doing either. My mom said a few hours ago she noticed a chicken laying in the corner right where he is. I examined him closer and the back of his head is a little bloody from being pecked at by hens, and the skin on the upper part of his neck is a yellow color. Is that normal?
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Separate them so the hens don't do serious damage. See what he looks like overnight, and if he's still wobly, give him some vitamins.

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