Help our Rooster "Braveheart" seems to be very sick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Danielle S, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Danielle S

    Danielle S New Egg

    Nov 2, 2014
    It's been about a week we noticed that he went through a molt and is still growing the feathers back, but he stopped crowing and started to stay away from the flock and started to act drunk and now he's lethargic. He can't stand up and he's very wobbly.

    I quarantined him and brought him inside the house 2 days ago and feeding him vitamin water every other hour alternating with a mash of cooked egg yolk, honey, beef cat food, oatmeal, pinch of vitamin powder, and yogurt. He did well with the vitamin powder and honey at first, but doesn't seem to be getting any better.

    He's about 3.5 years old, only rooster with 14 hens, The hens are molting and have stopped laying. He was dewormed with invectrum a week ago. What should I do now? Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Ivermectin is not an effective wormer for chickens. Safeguard or valbazen would be a muchbetter choice. Can he not stand up because his kegs are stiff? Or is he too weak to stand up? Does he have diarrhea? Has he lost a lot of weight?
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  4. Danielle S

    Danielle S New Egg

    Nov 2, 2014
    Thanks, I will get some safeguard. The flock is also dewormed with Wazine 17 in their water, I switch between the two every 6 months. The rooster is not standing up because he is too weak. No poop the first day, but after the vitamin water his poop had a green smelly substance and was watery which I figured was the water. He drinks about 8 oz a day with a few tablespoons of the mash. He has lost weight due to his illness and not eating or drinking before I brought him inside. I'm not sure what else to do, I wish I knew what is was and if it's contagious.
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh I am so sorry about your baby. Definitely post this in our emergency section for more help.

    I hope someone can help you get him back to good health soon.[​IMG]
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    So sorry about your rooster and that I don't have an answer. But this sounds serious. Agree with others, you need to post this under Emergencies.
    Good luck, hope you find an answer.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your rooster. [​IMG]I would definitely post about him in the Emergencies section of the forums.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2014
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry about your rooster! [​IMG]
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop

    Sorry about your roo![​IMG]
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So sorry about your rooster. Hope the ER people will be able to suggest treatment for him.

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