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Let me start by saying that my father in-law rescued these chickens from a chicken plant were he works. They are or were jacked up with steroids. I don't know if they still have steroids in there system. But, I have noticed the past few days that my rooster is having an issue with walking. He takes a couple steps and stops with his butt in the air. his poop is runny as well. He seems to be eating and drinking fine. I feel so bad for him, I don't know what is wrong with him or how to help him. If someone can help me with any suggestions on how to help this little guy

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First let me say your father-in-law is my hero wink.png
What food does your rooster eat? And do they free-range? How many chickens do you have and how long have you had this guy? I think first step may be to get some vitamins/electrolytes into his drinking water. Sorry that's the best I can offer.
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I am new to this site, so take my words with a grain of salt.  I may be jumping the gun here, but the runny poop and drunk walk sounds like he may have caught something.  Do you have or use Corid?

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Are these meat birds? 

 

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Originally Posted by chickcrack View Post

First let me say your father-in-law is my hero wink.png
What food does your rooster eat? And do they free-range? How many chickens do you have and how long have you had this guy? I think first step may be to get some vitamins/electrolytes into his drinking water. Sorry that's the best I can offer.
I agree my hero as well! We have 6 that he rescued. We've had him for about 4 months an he was in bad shape when we received him. I'll look in on getting vitamins an electrolytes as well
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I am new to this site, so take my words with a grain of salt.  I may be jumping the gun here, but the runny poop and drunk walk sounds like he may have caught something.  Do you have or use Corid?
I don't know what corid is, I'm sorry to say.
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Are these meat birds? 
Before my father in law rescued them they were intended to be meat birds.
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Are these meat birds? 
Eggsoteric raised a great point I hadn't even thought of. Some breeds are strictly meant as meat birds and they grow so fast that they won't live long. Do you know what kind they are? If not can you post a pic and someone can determine that for you. I'm afraid if they are meat birds there won't be much you will be able to do.
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