Dead rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bmart41685, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Bmart41685

    Bmart41685 Hatching

    Feb 21, 2017
    My chickens have recently developed what I call "mud butt". Where their poop is runny and leaves a trail on their down feathers when they poop. I've only had birds for one year. I have been using DE for worming but I noticed my new rooster I've had for 4 months started stretching his neck and shaking his head, laying down in the yard, staggering when he got up. I caught him yesterday and examined him visually and couldn't find anything. He acted normal other than the symptoms I described above even topping hens off normally. I went to feed this morning and he was dead in the run. I researched online and found his symptoms line up with worm infestation. So I went and bought Safe Gaurd pellets and gave with feed today. I'm noticing alot of people using Wazine 17. I was thinking wait 10 days and treat with the Wazine? Any advice would be helpful. Also I've started some of my hens in a seperate coop to lay out and hatch off his fertilized eggs while I still can. In an attempted to hatch off a new rooster. Any reason why I shouldn't hatch chicks while worming.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I note that you have posted your question elsewhere and I'm sure that you will get some good advice.

    Best wishes
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] You could post in full detail on the Emergency thread and see what they think.
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Bmart, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Hope the folks over in Emergencies can help you out with your rooster - best of luck! [​IMG]
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there and welcome to the chicken club! I am so glad you joined BYC, please make yourself at home and enjoy yourself here! :frow

  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Bmart41685 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG] and hope that the folks on the ER Forum were able to assist.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry you lost your rooster. I hope you find the answers to your questions and everything is ok.
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