Lethargic Rooster Questions.... (Pictures in Post)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenwhisperer123, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    So, I went down to do chores this morning, and all the chickens were standing outside, ready to get their food. I opened the coop door and ONE little rooster was standing inside. He was all hunkered up, but I knew he was fine the night before.

    Any ideas on why he is like this? Hes usually very shy, but I just picked him up, and he didnt try to fight or anything.

    I know he frostbit his comb, but that was about a month ago. [​IMG]

    I really want to keep him around because he is from my SQ GREAT looking Silver Pencilled Rock trio. [​IMG]


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    Hes inside right now warming up, and I cant find anything wrong with him...
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    How's his poop look? How old is he? What is he eating? Need more info.
     
  3. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Awwww, he looks so pathetic, hope he gets better! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Hes this springs, Eating Layer Crumbles (with a little cracked corn,) and I havent seen him poop yet.

    He has tucked his head behind his wing to sleep, but he is still standing straight up.... ?



    Heres a Pic of him from this fall :

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  5. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hes this springs, Eating Layer Crumbles (with a little cracked corn,) and I havent seen him poop yet.

    He has tucked his head behind his wing to sleep, but he is still standing straight up.... ?



    Heres a Pic of him from this fall :

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/24462_img_9368.jpg

    wow... he does look different.. he is beautiful..
     
  6. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:wow... he does look different.. he is beautiful..

    Thanks. I think hes the nicest looking rooster I have ever had... [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you feel any food in his crop? Has he attempted to eat/drink? I am assuming you brought him inside..is that the case? I would keep him warm until you can provide more details. First things first..warm him up and get him drinking so he doesn't dehydrate. You might want to try a vitamin electrolyte mixture and keep a close eye on him.
     
  8. mistyfeather

    mistyfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he looks like he ate something that did not agree with him [​IMG] hope he feels better soon.
     
  9. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Well, he wont drink, but he is pigging out on food... [​IMG]

    I dont know if that is good or bad. I dipped his beak, and he didnt even drink, he just let it drip off...

    No poop yet that I can see, but I am trying not to bother him too much. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    UPDATE!! :

    He is doing much better today. Im not sure if he is completely back to normal, but hes walking and eating and drinking and pooping. (and he hates me again. [​IMG] .)

    I have the okay to keep him in the mud room for a couple days, if he needs it.
     

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