hurt rooster please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rockeychicken, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. rockeychicken

    rockeychicken New Egg

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    my rooster was limping this morning so i took him out of the coop and put him in a make shift dog kennel inside my house. was wondering if keeping him away from the flock was ok and do i just keep him in there till he gets better? i could really use some help thanks
    btw i am new to all this chicken stuff so not so sure what to do
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. rockeychicken

    rockeychicken New Egg

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    thank you i did post it on there also
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    It is fine to separate him if he is having trouble getting around. If he is moving around ok, you can probably leave him in with the flock and keep an eye on him.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, rockeychicken, and [​IMG]! Glad you joined us but sorry to hear about your ailing rooster! I agree with other posters - you can keep him in the dog kennel but keep it near the other birds - he will be pretty anxious without them. Good luck to him and to you!!
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    :goodpost: Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Keep him where it's warm until he is better
     
  9. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a heat lamp on him, if you have one. Birds like heat when they don't feel well. Maybe you could place one of his favorite hens with him? I would keep him away from the entire flock though til he is fully recovered so they don't trample him or he gets too excited and strains himself even more.
     
  10. rockeychicken

    rockeychicken New Egg

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    Ok so now i am very worried about Tristan. He will not stand on his foot now and his toes are always curled up........ he is not cockadoodleing !!!! he stays in one spot help me do you think he broke his leg ?????????????
     

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