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Help with sick rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by minimacka, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. minimacka

    minimacka New Egg

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    I have recently added a rooster to my flock and yesterday I noticed it wasn't looking too good.
    Please can anyone help?

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  2. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC,

    I can't really see what is wrong with the rooster from the picture you posted, maybe you want to visit a veterinarian that lives close by or you can wait for a while and see if the rooster gets any better. The rooster might have a disease so you might want to isolate him from the rest of the flock and check your other chickens to see if they are behaving strangely.

    Are there any small wounds on him? If so, it could be that he was picked on by the other chickens... If there was already a rooster in the flock, the new rooster would have ended up in a fight with the other rooster since they are very aggressive.

    Good Luck and I hope your rooster gets better!

    Julia
     
  3. minimacka

    minimacka New Egg

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    He is the first rooster we have had and hasn't been picked on by any other chickens. He has been happy and walking around for the first few days we had him and then started staying in one spot, tucking his head into the feathers and closing his eyes most of the time.
    He has also stopped crowing completely
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Firstly, separate him from the rest of the flock ASAP - if he has a contagious condition, the rest of the flock could be affected. I'd suggest posting on the ER forum and hopefully the experts there can help you out - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/threads/add/forumId/10

    Good luck
    CT
     
  5. minimacka

    minimacka New Egg

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    Thank you for your responses
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas. minimacka, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! I concur with the advice of CTKen. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am so glad you could join us! I agree with what CTKen had to say. Did you quarantine the rooster before adding him to the flock? I hope your big guy gets to feeling better! Enjoy BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please do post photos and full details at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures " thread. Birds usually hide signs of illness as long as possible - he sounds very ill
     
  9. minimacka

    minimacka New Egg

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    I've isolated him from the other chickens and keeping him in the laundry to keep him warm.
    He sounds croaky when he breathes as well
    I've posted in that thread but no replies as of yet
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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