4 year old rooster can't walk, just lays on one side, but does eat and drink. This happened a few da

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Connieis, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Connieis

    Connieis New Egg

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like he could have Mareks Disease. Have you given him an over all exam to make sure he was not injured in any way? If he has no wounds or anything, he probably does have Mareks. Stop by our emergency section and start another thread and ask this question. You will get more help with your boy there. Click here and start a new thread...https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/threads/add/forumId/10

    Good luck and I sure hope someone can help you get him back to good health soon.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your rooster. [​IMG]Hopefully, members in the Emergencies section can help!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry about your rooster! [​IMG]Good luck with him.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    So sorry!
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please put "Mareks" in the search box and see if the symptoms sound like your rooster. If it is - survivors are carriers for life. Sometimes a stroke does mimic Marek
    symptoms.
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC!

    So sorry about your boy.[​IMG] I hope it's not serious. So glad you joined to get your boy some help! Good luck with him.
     

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