Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by loveria, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. loveria

    loveria New Egg

    Sep 22, 2016
    Hi all! My name is Ria. It's my first time raising chickens. We have a bantam couple. Napoleon(rooster) and Josephine(hen). I believe they are almost a year old. Josephine is currently sitting on 8 teeny eggs and has been for almost 3 weeks. Hoping those babies hatch soon[​IMG]

    Poor napoleon though! He has just become very ill and I don't know what is wrong with him. Can someone help?
    He has been pulling his feathers out like crazy. His left breast has a bare red spot and his vent is also very red and raw. Yesterday he had runny pudding like poops. He has been hanging out a lot in the coop with the hen and isn't eating drinking like normal.
    They have been eating an organic feed I got from a local chicken store. Mixture of corn/wheat and other things. I also put lettuce and greens in there frequently and occasionally melon scraps.
    I've checked him over for lice and tonight I will check for mites. Josephine looks like her beautiful self.
    I'm so worried about him! Can someone offer advice?
    Love and clucks,
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Sorry you are having an issue with your bird. I'd recommend posting in the ER forum for more help.
  3. loveria

    loveria New Egg

    Sep 22, 2016
    Thank you! I will do that!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Ria, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community! Hope the good folks over in the ER section were able to give you some good advice for Napolean! Good luck to you! :)
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there Ria, and welcome to Backyard chickens!! I am sorry to hear about your little guy, I hope you get some good advice over in the er section. In the meantime, I wish you the best of luck!:D
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hopefully your broody hen will stay healthy. Hope the ER folks can diagnose your roo and suggest proper treatment [​IMG]

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