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HELP I THINK MY ROOSTER IS DYING?!?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ocean_rain21, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. ocean_rain21

    ocean_rain21 Out Of The Brooder

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    MY rooster is panting and has hardly moved in over a day!?!?
     
  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, a number of questions:

    How old is he?
    Has he been checked for parasites?
    Was he vaccinated for Marek's Disease?
    What do his stools look like?
    Is he eating and drinking?
    Where is he being kept, could it be too hot or too confined?

    Tell us some more and perhaps we can help.
     
  3. ocean_rain21

    ocean_rain21 Out Of The Brooder

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    He is almost a year.
    No he hasn't been vaccinated or checked for anything.
    He was out in his coop.....actually no, he was laying out in the run. I just brought him inside.
     
  4. ocean_rain21

    ocean_rain21 Out Of The Brooder

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    i havn't seen him eat of drink....there is food in the cage i am him in and he hasm't touched it yet and i havn't seen him poop yet.
     
  5. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How warm is it where you are? Could he be overheated?
    Do you have snakes there? Could he have been bitten?
     
  6. ocean_rain21

    ocean_rain21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry i don't have anymore info.
    I just brought him inside so i don't really know too much.
    I noticed he was acting funny the last couple of days....just not being himself
     
  7. ocean_rain21

    ocean_rain21 Out Of The Brooder

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    its only 2 degees C. No snakes this time of the year. theres no bugs or snakes. MY dogs are the only predators, and my dogs are alwasys inside when the chickens are out.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Are there any gashes or wounds anywhere? What does his breathing sound like? Do you feel any fractures in his legs? Are his eyes clear or cloudy?
     
  9. ocean_rain21

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    no wonds, no fractures, clear eyes, he is breathing heavy usuing all excesory musules.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of him. When you say panting - do you mean open mouth breathing? Are his wings extended/hanging down and away from body? Is he laying down or standing in one spot? What color is his comb? Have you felt his crop for impaction?
     

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