Injured Rooster....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nohoka, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Nohoka

    Nohoka In the Brooder

    I found our young Cuckoo Maran Rooster favoring his leg yesterday. I'm not sure if he fell off the roost during the night or if he got pecked by a hen. He's about 4 months old, a big beautiful guy. He tries to put weight on it but then quickly pulls it back up to his body. Anyone have any suggestions as to what we can do for him?[​IMG]
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Check the bottom of his foot to see if there's a black in color round scab. If there's bumblefoot. Type 'bumblefoot' in the search box,there's alot of info on it if that's the case. If it's not bumblefoot, it could be a sprain in which case you're going to have to put him somewhere he can be off his leg (not running around etc) and rest it til it heals on its own. A 'hospital' cage would be good for rest and relaxation.
  3. Nohoka

    Nohoka In the Brooder

    Okay, thanks, we'll check his foot. My husband looked at it this morning and said he couldn't see anything wrong with it. Would a splint help? I will isolate him right away. I hope he gets better, he's such a great Rooster.

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