Ok i need some help/advice.....
My One White Plymouth Rock Rooster, Martin, was perfectly fine yesterday. I watched him strut around and be all active and doing rooster things like normal.
Today, when I go out to do chores - which are only done once a day on Sundays for various reasons - he's tucked into a corner of the outside pen head down - to the point I thought he was dead. He's not, but he's very listless and not moving. His tail feathers are all wet and droopy --- but he was laying in wet dirt.
I dosed him with Nutridrench - probably will shock his system.
I switched that pen to FF this week -- He's been on it for 3 days, but none of the other birds are showing adverse signs.
2 weeks ago I did add my oldest set of Juvinile WRs to that pen. 3 hens and 1 roo. I had no other place to put the roo till I freezer camp the 2 roosters in my laying flock. But I haven't even heard the 2 of them going after each other since day 1 --- and Martin won all of those fights. To be safe I put the young roo in a different pen with other young birds.
I REALLY don't wanna lose Martin -- he looks like crap from having his comb frost bit this winter so he has no points - but he's HIGHLY fertile. 15 of my 20 WR's came from him this year.
No clue what to do....
Is he showing signs of respiratory distress? What's his crop like?