HELP ! sick cockerel can't stand up !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by George Mitchell, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. George Mitchell

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    My cockerel has been ill for a while but this evening i found him on his side, he can't stand up by himself ! i have other threads with information on them about his symptoms. i need help quick !
     

  2. Matt H

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    Have you had a fecal float done for coccidiosus?
     
  3. George Mitchell

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    no, there are no vets here that do them where i live
     
  4. Matt H

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    Prior symptoms if I may ask? And are other flock members sick? What have you ruled out as a cause?
     

  5. George Mitchell

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    lethargic, pale face, hunched over puffed up, stumbling around, not eating and drinking much, diarrhea.
    no other chickens sick. its not worms ( worms make chickens lose weight rapidly ) not mites ( haven't found any ) he has a soft crop ( no crop problem )
     
  6. Sounds like possible Mereks???
     
  7. Matt H

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    Sounds like my Barred Rock Pullet. I took every reasonable course of action with no improvement...antibiotics, Corid, dewormed, forced fluids and solids. I found her laying on her side under the hanging feeder, just barely alive. She was the only sick one of the bunch.
     

  8. George Mitchell

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    what happened to her ? and if she died what was it ?
     
  9. Matt H

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    After the six week process of trying everything suggested. I did what I was taught by my Dad whom raised poultry. Hopefully someone on this very informative forum will have an alternative.
     

  10. Matt H

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    I do wish you the best sir.
     

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