Limping/Lame 18 wk old rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Malita, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Malita

    Malita Out Of The Brooder

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    About 10 days ok, one of our young roosters started limping a bit. He's eating and drinking and it was very minor when it started. Now it seems to be progressing and it's wing seems to be hangnig. He tried to flap at me and couldn't get that wing up and then just fell over. His eyes are clear and he's still eating & drinking - just not getting around well at all. The flock (2 roosters & 3 hens) are transitioning from chick food to adult food - on second mix so we're up to 50% chick and 50% adult food. It's very hot (100 to 105) during the day but water is available in multiple places for them as they free run during the day. Any idea of what this is?
     
  2. Malita

    Malita Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh ya - this is a Mille Fleur rooster. Not the dominant one but the two boys don't fight at all. Zorro (my sick one) is simply the backup guy to Mongo (the dominant male) when escorting the ladies around the yard.
     
  3. stephanielynn

    stephanielynn Out Of The Brooder

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    I just joined the forum but saw that no one had replied to you. How is your rooster doing now, if he's still with us? I have a 4 1/2 year-old RIR rooster who has been limping and the vet suspects a neurological problem. He is also eating a drinking normally and even tries to scratch the ground with his bad leg.
     
  4. Malita

    Malita Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to all of this too. Friend had to get rid of 14 chicks in April but 11 of them turned out to be roosters so we ended up with just the 5. Zorro is still around. We kept him confined to the coop today while the others free-ranged on our acre lot. We plan to scrub the coop, food & water containers tomorrow but we just cleaned all that a few days ago so I don't think it's mold. We're in the middle of a drought so not much water except in the gardens where they hang out. No sign of injury and it's worse some days and better the next. I'll pick up some vitamins tomorrow as well. We're worried as we're quite attached to these 5 babies.
     

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