Found my 10 wk cockerel upside down in feed bowl limp

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tiki244, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Boy have I had trouble with these chicks. It will be a miracle if they make it to adulthood. Just last week they had cocci. Now when I went in there the only cockerel was upside down in the feed dish limp. He looked dead. I grabbed him and he felt dead. I yanked him out and one side of his head was puffed up. I think he was on his last breath. I got him just in time. It took him about half an hour to look normal again. Now I am in there evry half hour checking on them.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    I hope he gets healthy again. Keep us updated every half hour
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank goodness you found him in time. That poor baby probably didn't know what he was getting himself into trying to hog out on the feed by going in the top. I hope he is ok and recovering well.

    Jody
     
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] thanks for the kind words....I just checked on him and he still looks ok
     
  6. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I hope he continues recovering.
     
  7. kayri

    kayri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! How did that happen? Could it happen again? Poor little thing. I hope you both get some sleep tonight.
    Kay
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I put a little shallow dish in there now for food and tohight I'm just going to take the food away
     
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  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's your wee rooster? I hope he's gotten better.
     
  10. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope he's okay. Thank you for being such a kind chicken owner to the cockerel. Hope he recovers soon!
     

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