Diabetes, my rooster has! Can you believe it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 18palm, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. 18palm

    18palm Just Hatched

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    I have been dealing with a wound that he caused bc of pecking and he has been dealing with a lot of stuff like I thought he had diarrhea a few days ago but now finally he was diagnosed with diabetes but the thing is that I would like to help him not only with medicine but with proper food too. Please if you have any thoughts on this, please, do not hesitate to write in this thread.
    I am very sad for him [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've never heard of a chicken having diabetes before. How did you determine that he has diabetes? I want to keep track of this thread though to learn.
     
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  3. 18palm

    18palm Just Hatched

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    The vet make him some blood tests but also the symptoms. He is making more watery but is not diarrhea (with i thought it was) and he was pecking and the wound is not getting any better and it's been over 2 months already, and he also stinks. He is weak and annoyingly loud. A lot of symptoms that I didn't know and they mean diabetes.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Interesting.

    Can you post some photos of your rooster and they wound that he has?

    Can you detail the symptoms some more so we can learn a bit about this - what symptoms led to the diagnosis of diabetes?

    What course of treatment does the vet recommend - what kind of diet, any medications, etc.?

    You mention he stinks - is his wound infected? Did the vet prescribe any antibiotics?
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first time I've heard if a non mammal getting diabetes. From what I know of both people (including family members) and pets, sugars are something to be avoided and some carbs. Dogs are usually put on a grain free diet. Now what would you feed a chicken with diabetes? Other than bugs and worms they mostly eat grains.
    I would imagine vegetables are good. Did your vet give you any info?
    I would also imagine it would be difficult to keep him out of the other chickens' food.
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    If he has diabetes and has to have a special diet, I agree with dekil in the last post above. I would also not want to breed him to hens and have the baby chicks develop it also.
     
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  7. 18palm

    18palm Just Hatched

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    My rooster just died yesterday [​IMG][​IMG] I guess it was too much for him. At least now he is no longer suffering. I will miss him a lot.
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     

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