Help with my rooster!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McChick, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. McChick

    McChick In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2007
    I went out to see my chickens and noticed my rooster in the corner. Not normal for him! As I got closer I realized that one eye is missing or completely swollen and his cone has black spots all over it. I don't remember seeing it yesterday, or this morning, but I don't always check out each one every time I'm in there.

    Does this sound like something got at him or is this a symptom of a disease? We've only had our flock for about 4 months so this is all new to us.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Or even what to look for or check out.

  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Im not sure what it could be....but I would seperate him from the rest, untill you get it figured out. Can you post pics? Sounds like he was in a fight maybe?? Do you have other roos?
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I found my rooster with his eye shut and comb covered in black. Took him in and washed him off and it melted away. My rooster got in a fight or something and split the middle top of his comb open about 3/4 of an inch and it dribbled all over his face and sealed his eye.
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    If it does not wash off, then it is probably pox... it may also be wounds (thinking of swollen eye also) from a bad fight.

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