Injured Roo Getting Sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aslea, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Aslea

    Aslea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an injured Rooster. He is stunted, by a lot, he's a purebred Orpington and is 7 months old, but not much bigger than a Bantam. He's also never had a lot of weight, with pretty much no muscles mass besides what he needs to run and flap his wings, and no fat whatsoever. He eats and drinks fine. He's my baby. My horse kicked him a week or two ago, and he is walking a little bit finally (sprained his leg), but I still have him inside in a warm room with food and water, my others will pick on him.

    He's getting sick. He had a cold, we treated it, but he has been sleepy all day, barely moving much. He also didn't talk to me when I washed off his bottom and his cage out this morning. He normally makes noises to me, I clean it every day. Also when I call his name he normally looks up, now he doesn't even bat an eye. Another thing I noticed, is that his poop is starting to smell increasingly worse. As I said I clean the cage out every day, cleaned it this morning and my room smelt horrible by 12 (cleaned at 9). He does have diarrhea.

    I'm worried about him. I can't stand seeing him sick. He's had a rough life. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Since he's 7 months old, I think I would treat for coccidiosis and possibly entiritis. . Make sure he drinks the medicated water.
     
  3. Aslea

    Aslea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How

    How do I treat for them? I'm new to treating sick chickens.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Get some Corid (amprollium) from the cattle section of the feed store. Dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid (or 1.5 tsp of the powder) per gallon of water for 5-7 days. Afterward give several days of vitamins and probiotics. Enteritis is an intestinal infection that sometimes affects chickens from bacteria in the dirt, and can occur after having coccidiosis. I would see how he does after the Corid, then you could always treat him for enteritis afterward. Common antibiotics used are Gallimycin, amoxicillin, penicillin, lincomycin, bacitracin, aureomycin, and others. Worming him may also help. If a vet is available, you could have him checked for all of these. Here is a link about coccidiosis and enteritis: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/101/necrotic-enteritis
     
  5. Aslea

    Aslea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any method of force treating him for it? My issue is he dirties his water every day, and it is impossible to tell how much he'll be getting if I'm treating him through his water supply.
     
  6. Aslea

    Aslea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave him the Corid in his water. Sorry about previous comment, I was really sick and couldn't concentrate.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Raise his water to his shoulder height on some blocks, and it will stay cleaner. Try putting some on his food also.
     
  8. Aslea

    Aslea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put his food on the opposite side of his pen. He washes his mouth off in his water. He can't stand anyway (hurt leg). However he is drinking the medicated water. Do I need to change the water every day (not dirty)?
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes, it is best to mix fresh daily.
     
  10. Aslea

    Aslea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be safe to give him an antibacterial remedy as well to help with his cold? He hasn't taken it since yesterday and is beginning to get snotty again.
     

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