cochin roo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roosters97, May 11, 2008.

  1. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    please help, i do not want to loose him!,well it all started when my other roo died (i don't know how) so i have been watching my flock.So my black cochin roo is acting strange.And i know you guys can help.so he is like not as active,And his neck is all scrunched up to his body.i tried to get these meds but the store is closed on sundays!!!! please help i don't want to loose him too,oh ya could it be that he is not getting enough grit/rock for his gizzard? i feed them corn scratch stuff.please help once again.
     
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  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    his chest is hanging down too (crop)
     
  3. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    should i let him go to sleep!?!
     
  4. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'll try to help. Need more details. How old is he? Is he eating and drinking? What do his droppings look like? What were the other roo's signs before he died? Are they similar to this roos?

    I would Isolate this roo. Keep him warm and dry, and offer him some yogurt and smashed egg whites in little amounts. Is his crop hard or squissy?

    Jen
     
  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    THANK YOU! he is about 1 year 8 months (i am guessing) he is eating and drinking, his poo looks like water! and the other roo was kinda wobbley and unsturdy. thanks his crop is squssy

    i really want him too live for his wife: tangeriane

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  6. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be alot of things. I had 2 die of what I think was Mareks disease a few years back, with simliar symptoms. Doesn't sound like impacted crop. Where did you get him. What are you feeding him? As much info as possible would help.

    Try Dr. Peter Brown. www.featherfanciers.com
    he is the "chickendoctor"

    Jen
     
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  7. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    i have had him for i would say 5 months and i got him shipped along with he's hen.i feed him corn crummbles
     
  8. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you need some better quality feed. Malnurishment also shows thease symptoms. Corn is not enough for them to live on. Get some game grower and put all of your chickens on that. I fell even my hens lay better on that than egglayer. If you can I would also get some vitamins into him now. You can get Poly-Vi- Sol at the grocery store or pharmacy if you can't get to the feed store now. It is made for children and works well.

    Jen
     
  9. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    any others that would work?
     
  10. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I know of, unless they are specifically for poultry. Try any infant liquid vitamin. Good Luck, hope he's better soon.


    Jen
     

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