Abandoned rooster, what should i look for Pics added

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Whitewinterwolf, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Ok, this guy was dumped, ill post pictures in a bit when hes calmer.
    But what should I be looking for when I go over him?
    I know to look for:
    Open wounds
    broken bones
    Weight
    Lice/mites
    Poop
    signs of distress.

    But what else should I be looking for? If anything?

    He also smells like he rolled in a llama terd...
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Watch for coughing & watery beak/nose, any discharge. I thinks it's terrible that some one would just drop him off. If they couldn't afford his upkeep or medical attention if that's the case then should of at least had to decency to try to re home him first.
     
  3. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    M.sue :

    Watch for coughing & watery beak/nose, any discharge. I thinks it's terrible that some one would just drop him off. If they couldn't afford his upkeep or medical attention if that's the case then should of at least had to decency to try to re home him first.

    Coughing and watery/discharge from beak got it!

    Im actually kinda stunned...
    I never thought someone would dump a chicken???
    Poor guy is a little traumatized, I had to catch him with a net...Some people are just horrible...​
     
  4. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    And here he is right before I gave him a bath!
    [​IMG]

    So far:
    Hes skinny, I can feel his breast bone.
    He has a few black spots on his comb,and what looks like a darkened aria like frost bite might be starting.
    So far Im not finding anything wrong with him otherwise, no mites like I expected, no lice, solid dark poop...
    Though his feet are an odd color...
    Is this normal or should I be watching them?
    [​IMG]
     
  5. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
    Can't believe someone would dump him, and good for you for catching him and cleaning him up! He's really pretty and looks as though he's calmed down. Dos he still smell bad after you washed him off?
     
  6. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like an EE roo. Give him a lot of cornbread to fatten him up to regular weight.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's young too. Probably about 6 months or so. You'll have to reward him with about 3 EE hens! Let the chicken math begin![​IMG]
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Looks to be a young 1st yr rooster of mixed decent EE perhaps because of the leg color. he looks healthy from what I can see, no scaley leg mites or anything, check for lice and mites and the bath with some good dip in it will cure that. Feed him some decent feed for just a short time as he doesn't really look to be all that thin, since he has been free ranging for a bit. maybe he escaped from somebody's pen.
     
  9. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Quote:Thankfully he no longer smells like a llama poo...
    I bathed him with baby shampoo and the smell mostly went away [​IMG]
    I cant believe people...
    Kids, dogs, horses, chickens... People are just horrible, but at least he is safe now.
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Any sign of mites or lice ??? before you bathed it.
     

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