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post #11 of 30
I would worm him with the ivomectrian wormer since no other seems to be available. If you can only get paste, then I'd give about half a pea size drop in his beak. If you can get cattle pour on or injectable ivomectrian , then you can apply 1/4 cc to the skin. The poo stuck to his butt is probably due to his poo consistency as well as him laying a lot. Good that he is eating and drinking. Good that he can get up with a little help. Something is making him weak, I am thinking it is a heavy worm load. You can take a stool sample to the vet and see if they will run a fecal on it to see what you may be dealing with. They shouldn't charge a lot for a fecal..... But it depends on the vet.
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post #12 of 30
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Today he is certainly weaker... not able to stand as well. though this morning he was on his feet for awhile. walked around a bit. I just offered him some scrambled egg.... not interested... I will get some of the paste as that may be my only option and try to get him to take it. He is still drinking at least...

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Love my chicks- 1 Buff Orpington Rooster, 1 barred rock/orpington roo, I young Jersey?/Brahma roo. Hens, 1 columbian Rocks, 1 barred rock, 1 Black Cochins, 3 Golden Comets, 2 light brahmas, 2 buckeyes, 4 Chanteclers, 1 cornish, 5 buff Orpingtons,1 andalusian 1 americauna/BO mix, 2 Americauna/RI mix, 2 jersey giants, 1 ? mix buff, 1 new chick and 1 frizzle!!!!!

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post #13 of 30

You might try popping some of the egg in his mouth......

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post #14 of 30
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tried that and he spits it back out!!!

Love my chicks- 1 Buff Orpington Rooster, 1 barred rock/orpington roo, I young Jersey?/Brahma roo. Hens, 1 columbian Rocks, 1 barred rock, 1 Black Cochins, 3 Golden Comets, 2 light brahmas, 2 buckeyes, 4 Chanteclers, 1 cornish, 5 buff Orpingtons,1 andalusian 1 americauna/BO mix, 2 Americauna/RI mix, 2 jersey giants, 1 ? mix buff, 1 new chick and 1 frizzle!!!!!

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Love my chicks- 1 Buff Orpington Rooster, 1 barred rock/orpington roo, I young Jersey?/Brahma roo. Hens, 1 columbian Rocks, 1 barred rock, 1 Black Cochins, 3 Golden Comets, 2 light brahmas, 2 buckeyes, 4 Chanteclers, 1 cornish, 5 buff Orpingtons,1 andalusian 1 americauna/BO mix, 2 Americauna/RI mix, 2 jersey giants, 1 ? mix buff, 1 new chick and 1 frizzle!!!!!

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post #15 of 30
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Finally got him to eat some scrambled egg. Not a lot but a bit.

 

Love my chicks- 1 Buff Orpington Rooster, 1 barred rock/orpington roo, I young Jersey?/Brahma roo. Hens, 1 columbian Rocks, 1 barred rock, 1 Black Cochins, 3 Golden Comets, 2 light brahmas, 2 buckeyes, 4 Chanteclers, 1 cornish, 5 buff Orpingtons,1 andalusian 1 americauna/BO mix, 2 Americauna/RI mix, 2 jersey giants, 1 ? mix buff, 1 new chick and 1 frizzle!!!!!

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Love my chicks- 1 Buff Orpington Rooster, 1 barred rock/orpington roo, I young Jersey?/Brahma roo. Hens, 1 columbian Rocks, 1 barred rock, 1 Black Cochins, 3 Golden Comets, 2 light brahmas, 2 buckeyes, 4 Chanteclers, 1 cornish, 5 buff Orpingtons,1 andalusian 1 americauna/BO mix, 2 Americauna/RI mix, 2 jersey giants, 1 ? mix buff, 1 new chick and 1 frizzle!!!!!

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post #16 of 30

So, I know this thread is pretty old but what happened to the rooster? My rooster, just this morning, started acting like this and I am going to borrow some wormer from a friend, but I want to make sure I am doing everything I can.

post #17 of 30

I have a 10 week old cockerel who has come down with these same symptoms.  Is there any closure to this thread?

post #18 of 30
My 5 mo old hen is doing the same thing! I have been everywhere and there don't seem to be any answers, just threads that drop off..... any help is greatly appreciated! My hen is a twin and her sister is really depressed without her.
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post #19 of 30

I have given my cockerel a vitamin supplement in his water, and a dewormer.  I also am giving him yogurt for additional probiotics.  From what I've read, it seems to be either a vitamin defieciency or a parasite issue.  Unless it is something more serious and untreatable by me . This is what I'm trying at the moment.

I will keep this updated.

post #20 of 30

I am having the same problem with my young rooster. He has trouble standing and can only walk a little. Sometimes not at all.

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