- Aug 26, 2020
So ive got a cery young rooster and for three days now ive noticed he never leaves the coop, he just stands in there with his eyes shut he looks fine but he never gets up to eat or drink please help me
Well I figured out what was wrong, he is on the very bottom if the pecking order and the other ones wont let him eat or anythingHow old is he and how long have you had him? What do his droppings look like? Feel his crop, is it empty, full, hard, soft and squishy? Does he have any respiratory symptoms, discharge from eyes, nares, beak, wheezing, coughing or sneezing?
It's time to add another feeder and waterer to your set-up. In this cold, he can't go long without food and water. If you set up another feeding station, he has a better chance of getting his rations without being chased off.Well I figured out what was wrong, he is on the very bottom if the pecking order and the other ones wont let him eat or anything
Well when he grows up he will be able to fight for himself being a rooKeep in mind if you separate him out of sight of the flock, you wont be able to just let him back in - there will have to be an adjustment / reintroduction period. You can avoid this by having him in a dog crate or similar where the rest of the flock can see him but not harass him.
I was just talking about separating him for a little bit, not until he reaches full maturity. If OP has other roos, introducing a grown roo that hasnt been part of the flock is probably not a great idea because he'll fight.Well when he grows up he will be able to fight for himself being a roo