7w.o. cockerel bloated/lethargic...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shannon's Chix, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    N.E. Florida
    Last night I noticed he was puffed up, but they all were, it was colder last night (low 50's) than it has been since I moved them from brooder to coop a few days ago. So today he's still really puffed up, not moving around much, lethargic, not eating or drinking. Crop full and spongy...and I don't think he's eaten so could it be a crop problem? Vent fine. Taking a bit of water with lytes/probiotics, refusing scrambled egg. Have noticed gaping a few times, no sneezing or other noted resp. symptoms. I've had him in the house for about an hour and no poo yet.

    Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!

  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    What has he been eating? It sounds like it could be a crop issue, but it's hard to say for sure. Can you feel his crop and see if you feel anything hard or anything that could be blocking up the flow? He might've eaten a long piece of grass or something since you moved them outside - hay - pine shavings - that could've gotten stuck in there.

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