I need help with my BO, he's getting worse.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dawning, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Dawning

    Dawning New Egg

    Sep 5, 2009
    My 3 - 4 month old BO Rooster has had a weak wing, always been a little droopy then he started to fall down. He has done that for a while but could jump back up and run around. Now he can't just jump back up. Can any one give me an idea what might be the issue. I was thinking skeletal or neurological. Neither of which I can do much about. And after reading some around here will try to flush any bacterial sorce and check for worms, ticks and such.

    He doesn't act in pain, and still has a great appetite. Just more and more issues getting around. Although yesterday he was mobile and today he's not very. We do have oyester shell, but we don't give it often the hens have yet to lay so have held off for the Rooster, nor does the rooster ever seemed to like it or witnessed him eating it, but since they eat everything it's possible. I read that it can deform Roosters even though it's good for the hens, I don't think he's had to much oyster shell, but there is defiantly something wrong.

    I will check his stool on other advise checking for worms or such, but in general we get a good look when we clean out the coop every week, and besides looking like good fertilizer seemed like..... chicken poop. And they have access to feed and water 24/7 and I give them fresh food everyday.

    It is of coarse possible something happened to him while we were gone yesterday, because were gone all evening. But he was in his coop when we came home, and we noticed the esculated issue today. And after a full rub down, doesn't appear to have any obvious injury's or blood any where.

    I keep coming back to his droopy wing and stumbling around, but then I am stuck to see how a genetic, skeletal or neurological issue escalated so quickly? From a long time weak wing, to almost immobile. But again at least he doesn't appear to be in pain or distressed. Will investigate a bacterial sorce as well as the possibilty of worms, and I think I will even examine furter yet again and make sure I don't find any ticks. We do live in the mountains.

    Thanks in advance for any advise or wisdom any one can offer,
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I'm sorry. I've been going thru something a bit like that, too. I don't know, it does sound neurological. Mine walked backwards circles for 3-4 months before he stopped doing it.
    Hopefully someone will come up with some helpful stuff, but sometimes you just can't figure it out.
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Some form of Marek's, maybe? About all you can do is give vitamins, as far as I know.

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