1. karhernandez33

    karhernandez33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    wichita falls texas
    i went out to feed the young (2 month old)chickens and there was one of the roo's in the cornor all the others were eating and he didnt want to... they never do that .they meet me at the door to eat...today i saw bloody poo on the run and frecked lookin at all the chickens then found one inthe cornor dead????? he was slimy on his face. any ideas ? I keep 20 of my brothers chickens and 6 of mine in a shed with a heat light.turned out to have 11 of the 20 as roos, mine are still young so not counting them.could it be them fighting and all or do i need to worry?
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I would treat the rest for coccidiosis
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Definitely treat for cocci. That is probably what killed him.

    Slimy on his face? Just the face or the head, too? Do you have any big snakes still active where you are at? Slimy head would lead me to believe something tried to take advantage of his deceased state and get an easy meal.

    Sorry for your loss.
  4. Dook

    Dook Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2010
    Wagga Wagga, AUS
    Thats no good [​IMG]

    *i thought for a moment this was going to be about a kangaroo! Cause we have ALOT of those kind of "roo's" around here ^^;* it made me wonder why it'd be in the chicken forums!*

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