help discoloredwattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmgirl, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. farmgirl

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    my rooster has a dicolored wattle and its kinda floppyer then the others there about for weeks old his brothers have bright red wattles that stand up really nice while his falls over and is dicolored what could this be please help he isnt looking so good its a really light pink instead of red
     
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  2. dlhunicorn

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    Are these birds on medicated starter? (coccidiosis is the most common cause of these symptoms at this age)
    How old is he? (did I understand you correctly to say he is four weeks?)
    Does he have access to the ground or is he in brooder? (in other words does he have access to insects...if he does this can cause internal worms too)
    What are his poos like?
    ....the others might be bullying him and keeping him from water/feed....they will surely bully him now he is ill so separate him..
    give him electrolytes in his waterer and hopefully you have a supplement (if nothing else give him three drops of POLYVISOL (liquid childrens A-B-D vitamins)...
     
  3. farmgirl

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    they are on medicated starter they are at least 1 month old now and he is in a dirt floor pen not sure about insects so i think it could be cocci but im not sure his legs have turned a white color and his brothers have bright yellow legs im not sure what he has any ideas with this extra info ive provided
     
  4. DuckLady

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    Check for mites or lice. Look at the poo for parasites.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    ...yes...it does sound like mites...there is a particularly nasty blood sucking one that feeds on the birds mainly at nite (so they are sometimes difficult to see on the bird during the daytimes...
    do a search , treat your birds and coop (if you can I would separate the really ill one to a sparate place...mite and lice tend to attack the weaker birds more vigorously>>>you can also get a spray to use ON the bird from a bird shop (or one for pigeons) I have found it to be effective thoght you will need to treat your coop to keep reinfestation from occuring)
     

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