is he sick??????????????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BMD17553, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. BMD17553

    BMD17553 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have just got a rooster from someone im not saying he wasnt taking good care of the bird but the bird was in a coop with a bunch of other birds such as ducks and a few chickens is his color in his face proper and is his comb a healthy color and what type of comb is this im not really sure what breed but he is really small he is much bigger than a bantam but smaller than a normal chicken is he healthy????
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't see what is concerning to you....

    I would dust him for mites/lice and repeat in 7 days (and another repeat again 7 days after that if you suspect lice) just because he is new to you.

    I like to worm and dust new chickens (adults).

    Oh and it is always a good idea to quarantine for a month (even then there are diseases that can pass quarantine - asymptomatic carriers) just in case he develops a runny nose or eye swelling/drainage or other sign of disease.

    Congrats on your new guy!
     
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    Ok thanks that makes me feel alot better do you know what breed is cause ive never seen a comb or facial color like that
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would start a thread in the what breed or gender section:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    He looks gamey to me...that would be my guess but I don't know.

    Here are pics of American Game roosters:
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=american+game+rooster&qpvt=american+game+rooster&FORM=IGRE
    bing image search results
     

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