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I think my rooster keeps having seizures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mr chicken dude, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,We just got 7 chickens....6 hens and one rooster...Free..all 6 hens are fine they're all doing good..And the one rooster we got the night we brought him home he was fine the next day he we were out looking at him when he went into the freak out seizure thing where he stands up falls onto his back and starts flapping his wings gets up and runs into our hardware cloth around the run and its tearing up his comb but he doesn't act like hes in pain...But its hard to watch...I'm afraid hes really going to hurt himself instead of just ripping up his comb there's just a small amount of blood around his comb on his beak he is eating and drinking fine...But he doesn't move so I pushed some vitamin water in front of him and he eats some of the food we put out in the run...He moves to a new spot every time he seizures..And this has happened more than once....

    Please help..Don't have a lot of money to take him to the vet kinda want to heal him at home

    Thanks,Collin
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2009
  2. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    he may have hit his head?
    try quiet isolation & electrolytes in his water.
     
  3. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He did hit his head i think he did his seizure thing in the coop and fell down the ramp into the run...

    We just brought him in the house trying to nurse him back to health...
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2009
  4. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my friend had two ducklings from two seperate hatchings that were epileptic, but they grew out of it by adulthood
     

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