dizzy rooster...help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amcconnell, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. amcconnell

    amcconnell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    2 mornings ago...we went to open the hen house....our rooster fell out of his perch and could hardly walk...he acts like he is drunk....he's not as bad but still is tipsy and has trouble jumping up to roosts so is sitting on the ground...any ideas what it may be....we've only had chickens for 6 month and we are new at this.
  2. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    Hopefully someone with more knowledge will see this and have better answers for you.

    First I'd separate the rooster and bring him in somewhere warm and comfortable (dog crate or such) and keep an eye on his food/water intake.
    You can give him some ACV in his water and some yogurt or probiotics mixed with some oatmeal to encourage him to eat.

    Could he have gotten into anything poisonous or moldy/old feed? Moldy or bad hay?

    Maybe a few more details...age, what he's eating, is he free range or in a coop/run? Any new feed or changes?

    Thanks and hope someone will see this soon and can give more help!
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It sounds neurological or perhaps something poisonous. Is their anything he could have injured himself on or ingested ?
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
  5. amcconnell

    amcconnell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    He is a plymouth barred rock, 1 1/2 yrs old, he seemed fine the night before but woke up all dizzy...he is in the run for half a day and out for free range the other half...it has been very damp and rainy here the last month and a half...possibly he ate something...maybe moldy hay we have been changing their food out every day....he appears to be somewhat better....i will clean his rooster quarters out and make sure his food is not wet and clean his dish...other than that...i will just have to watch him....thanks for all the responses...i greatly appreciate it:[​IMG]

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