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8 week old rooster walking in circles and not eating well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meesh480, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. meesh480

    meesh480 Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_5966.JPG IMG_5965.JPG My favorite rooster started acting funny today. I went to feed the chickens this morning and noticed he did not come running. When he started walking towards me he kept walking to the left and his head was turned. He looks as though he is watching everything behind him. I'm so worried about him and don't want him to die. I checked him over for any signs of an attack but don't see any. Please help. Any advice or past experiences with a chicken acting similar would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    What are you feeding him? If he isn't eating well try to get him on some nutri-drench asap. This will help keep him less stressed give him energy and nutrients. This sounds like it could be vitamin deficiency or neurological. Get him some vitamin E it may help
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Things that come to mind are wry neck, which is a deficiency, Mareks, and botulism. I would try some vitamins and see if there's an improvement.
     
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  4. meesh480

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    I'm feeding him the scratch and peck grower chicken feed. I am going to get him some vitamins now but i've been trying to get him to drink and he just pulls his head back.
     
  5. meesh480

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    Thank you. I'm going to try to get some vitamins in him and bring him inside. Right now the outside temp is 106.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be heat stroke at those temperatures too.
     
  7. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yes that is hot...make sure their water is in shade for sure with those temps. And I would probably refill it partway thru day with cold water.
     

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