I just put him in an old bunny hutch with fresh shaving, food and water. He fell face first into the water but righted himself...this is not good.
This is what I can tell you about him and his surroundings. The coup was new last fall, big window, roof vent, high vent for air circulation, tucked in the trees with early morning sun and shade most of the day. The run is 50' x 100' chain link with farm commercial heavy deer net over the top for protection. We have had a huge amount of rain which left 1/3 of the pen under water. I was able to divert most of it but water will still pool in an area for a few days till it dries out.
Could he have some kind of bacteria in his brain from the 'pond' in their run? Could he have lyme? The mosquitoes are horrible! He's not skinny, his comb is bright red, eyes are clear, no sneezing or coughing, don't know about his poop and he was making a racket a few minutes ago when a hawk came and sat on top of the yard roof support.
Back in early spring I gave them all DE dust bath because of small brown mites from the wild birds. I stripped the coup, bleached rinsed sprayed 7, dusted put down all new bedding, bleached all feeders put sand with DE in a feed pan in the coup for them to dust.
The squirrels are in and out of their yard stealing sunflower seeds and scratch do they bring any diseases to the table? I also give them fresh veggie scraps daily and occasionally dried meal worms.
About a week ago they got out and roamed the yard for the day and just hung out in the ferns and scratched around in the dead leaves.
Lastly he has always walked funny like he does bend his joints correctly, an exaggerated strut that makes you laugh, but he's been like that for as long as I can remember, he was 1 in May.
My granddaughters named this chicken after their Dad, Andy, and this rooster is just a sweetheart.My granddaughters are going to be so sad....