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I keep finding my Rooster Unconcious

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TexChickenRanch, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. TexChickenRanch

    TexChickenRanch New Egg

    Jan 22, 2016
    3 times now I have found my Rooster passed out in the yard! Every time this has happened I was watching them just doing their thing and then .... what the heck! that chicken is dead!! Today I actually was looking right at him when he just jumped off the rock flapped his wings (lying on his back) then just passed out! Each time I find him I pick him up carry him into the coup and lay him down... 1st time took 30 minutes to wake up.... second time 5....3rd 15... btw...he is 9.5 months old and mostly Jersey Giant

    Any ideas???
  2. dmanhefner

    dmanhefner Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 25, 2015
    Neurological issues. May not wake up
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    He could have something wrong with his heart, or he might not be getting enough oxygen, listen to him to make sure he doesn't have a respiratory infection.
  4. TexChickenRanch

    TexChickenRanch New Egg

    Jan 22, 2016
    No way on the respiratory thing.... he can crow with the best of them
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Could be a seizure disorder. How old is he?
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Being able to crow does not necessarily rule out respiratory distress. If his oxygen levels suddenly drop, even for a short time, that could cause the passing out. His heart may not be functioning correctly. And there could indeed be neurological issues. I'll be following this to see what you find out.

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