HELP! My rooster is dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jonjoka, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. jonjoka

    jonjoka Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this rooster that has been lying down with his head on the floor looking like he is dead but he is not. He hasn't eaten in three days, I just mixed flour and water and fed him. He doesn't look injured at all I can't afford a vet right now, we are going through tough times. I also have an antibiotics that I could give him a shot.Or could I give him childrens Tylenol, I'm thinking he is in pain. Any advice
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    hi..sorry about your bird..can you give anything else to eat besides flour and water? do you have any chicken feed you can blend up and mix with warm water for him..or some warm oatmeal or scrambled eggs...dont give tylenol...they can have asprin...not sure of the dosage...someone will chime in to help you...
     
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No tylenol for the bird. BAD for birds.
    MANY things can cause extreme weakness- you need to pick up your rooster and look him over head to toe. Look for lice and mites- they can cause anemia if there are lots- and they can even kill a grown bird. Marek's can cause paralysis, botulism can cause it too. You can do better than flour and water- high calorie food like scrambled eggs, or even mix layer crumble mixed with water.
    Is his crop empty or really full? How old is this bird?
     
  4. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I've smashed up animal crackers in warm water and syringe fed this pasty solution. The sugar will help give them a boost. I would stay clear of tylenol or antibiotics right now. He sounds too weak to handle the additional stress.

    Edited to Add: If I woke up in your shoes, I would bring the bird in the house and place them in a good sized box. Put a comfy towel on the bottom of it, and cover the box top with some chicken wire. If you have an extra clamp-lamp and a light, put that over the box to give him some light. Keep an eye on him, and feed him the animal cracker solution about 2cc's ever 2 hours. See if you notice any improvement after a day or so. If you need to work, just put some food/water in a dish in the box. I hope that helps. [​IMG]
     
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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:I've smashed up animal crackers in warm water and syringe fed this pasty solution. The sugar will help give them a boost. I would stay clear of tylenol or antibiotics right now. He sounds too weak to handle the additional stress.

    ooh, thats a good idea! the crackers! thanks
     
  6. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Indeed! They are fortified too, but I revived a D'uccle hen last summer who was on death's door with animal cracker paste! Love that stuff. [​IMG]
     
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  7. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give him some teramicen.
     
  8. Kelpie

    Kelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has he pooped? What does it look like? Could be coccidia. You may be able to phone the vet described the symptoms and say you can't afford the visit but ask If you can pick up meds. Coccidia has been a problem for me and the med for it is penazeryl (sp?) most bugs are resistant to corid now.
     

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