Lethargic rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hussain, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. hussain

    hussain New Egg

    Jan 8, 2015
    Ive got two roosters(who dont fight)and and 3 hens.one of my rooster is lethargic and he wont eat anything,please help me by telling what should i feed him and how to treat him:(
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    My first thought is crop impaction. Check to see if his crop is full and feels hard. If you think so, type it into the search bar at the top of the page to learn what to do. Keep posting, If he has other symptoms, it may point to a particular infection or disease.There are a ton of great people on this site who can help yo narrow it down.
  3. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    You might confirm he has impacted crop by looking at his poop. If it's been very tiny, hard, and scant lately, it could indicate impacted crop. Is the crop empty except for a very hard lump?

    Olive oil is the treatment. Get it into his crop somehow and massage until the hard mass breaks up.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If the crop is not impacted, there could be a hundred reasons he's off his feed from some sort of system failure like heart or liver, worm overload or lots of other things. It's just too vague of a symptom to work from since most birds who don't feel well for whatever reason don't eat much.
  5. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    Hussain, I guess that is why some one who is sick is said in English to be puny, meaning scrawny or thin.
    Give us more information to go on. And[​IMG]

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