Help! Sick Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mada25, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. mada25

    mada25 Out Of The Brooder

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    This evening I went out to check on my chickens again. My 10 month old cuckoo maran rooster was laying down and didn't get up to do his usual strut when I came in the coop. I walked over to him and he just kind of flopped trying to move away from me. His legs, wings, and everything look fine. I am guessing that he is sick. I separated him from the hens. I gave him chick starter and some scratch. and some fresh water close by. I made him a soft hay bed to lay in. I want to buy him something to make him better I just have no idea what medicine to buy him. I can go to tractor supply tomorrow to get something. Please help me figure what to get him. My coops are clean and they do not free range. We have too many predators in the area. Please help! Thanks in advance! Mary
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hard to say. Could possibly be Mareks disease or just a leg injury/sprain. If it's a leg injury, an infection could develop in the soft tissue. If Mareks, I'm not sure what you can do. CarriBrown would be the person to ask-her rooster had Mareks and couldnt walk.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2008
  3. mada25

    mada25 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow I hope it isn't mareks! It says that there isn't much you can do to help him! Thanks for your response. Mary
     
  4. terrifictoby

    terrifictoby New Egg

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    How do you know if it is Mareks? What do you do if it is? I have a chicken that as of yesterday cannot walk. His feet are paralyzed. He is eating and drinking but he can't walk. How do I find out what happens and what I should do about it? I am a little worried?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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