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Help my rooster can't get up.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AMAC, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. AMAC

    AMAC Hatching

    Feb 18, 2013
    My 7 month rooster can't get up or walk. I've read about Marek's and have seen the symptoms but I am not completely sure if he has it. He can move both legs perfectly and eats/poops well. He just lays on his side all day and tries to move but he can only kick his legs to move around. I don't know if maybe he does have Marek's , the iris in his eye is still orange and he's been like this for about 2 weeks now. Before this, he could still walk and run and would fall ocasionally but then get up again. Anyone know what might be the problem? And if it may be Marek's or not? By the way he is seperated from the flock.

  2. hennotrooster

    hennotrooster Songster

    Sep 16, 2012
    Hesperia CA
    [​IMG][​IMG] Sorry to see that you are having a problem with your roo. I sadly to say have no answers for you been at this for 2 years and still need this site as if I started yesterday but I have gotten quit the education here.

    When we purchased our first 6 chicks they happened to be all roos and one of them we named couch potato because he was always laying down to eat and drink but he was able to walk and run when he felt like it like when the food was being placed far out in the yard so he had to go to it to eat but he would lay down and eat. He was huge as they all were, we gave them back to the feed store where we purchased them and he was up and doing well I guess he felt he was at home so did not need to stand. He seriously was just fine but lazy I carried him around a lot when he was a new chick that may have been the problem.

    Wish you luck and enjoy the site.

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