Lethargic Cockerel

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Flock Master64, May 17, 2017.

  1. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi guys :( I have a Chocolate Cuckoo Orpington cockerel. I don't see him eat or drink very much. He's usually laying in the shade somewhere by himself and not moving much. He's a pretty fat and fluffy bird and at first i thought he was getting too hot but now i'm thinking he might be lethargic. :( Please help!!!
     
  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

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    Has any of 'his' hens passed away recently?
    I am sorry to here 'bout him! :(

    I am no expert, but he might be lonely.

    -The Angry Hen
     
  3. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    No. i haven't added or lost any chickens since august. i have 4 hens and 3 pullets with him.
     
  4. The Angry Hen

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    Okay, hmm...
    Is his tail droopy? What color is his comb right now?

    I am sorry if I am no help,
    but try not to give him too many medicinal things (if you did, that is.)
    Stay organic.

    You once wrote in one of my threads about the vinegar in water,
    are you still doing that? When one of my hens took sick, I put calcium in her water.
    (The oyster shells) She was fine, I stopped, thinking she was fine, no more calcium, she passed away. Try to continue either; thyme, vinegar, calcium even oregano. :)

    I would never use my birds for meat, some people use oregano for those birds.
    I guess if it helps them for meat, it can for eggs! :rolleyes:

    Good luck! I hope all goes right! :fl

    -The Angry Hen
     
  5. Flock Master64

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    im trying to upload a photo.

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  6. The Angry Hen

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    No problem, I am glad I could help a little bit!
    Okay, sounds good. ;)

    -The Angry Hen
     

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