Hi guys! Warning.... GRAPHIC PHOTO. This is my favorite leghorn rooster. We dust our birds regularly for mites and worm. He has no mites that I can see.
Last night I put Larry (the Leghorn) and his ladies up. They all seemed fine. This morning, I went to let them out. Larry wouldn't come out. He also wasn't crowing. I went out again about an hour later and he was laying on the coop floor. I got him out and noticed his butt was very strange looking. I thought something may have attacked him. But upon closer examination, it looks infected.
I keep wiping the poo away, and it keeps coming back. :-( His skin seems red and inflamed around the area. When I picked him up, he started throwing up.
I feel just awful. I love this little guy to death. What should I do? Is there a good antibiotic to give? Can roosters get prolapsed vents? I don't see any puss.
Thanks so much in advance.
He is acting sluggish and walking tenderly.