low body temperature, respiratory ailment, dark wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rspfau, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. rspfau

    rspfau New Egg

    Dec 17, 2009
    My 8 month old rooster developed a dark wattle a few weeks ago (but behaved normally)--now he has a respiratory ailment (snuffling) and very low body temperature (compared to the hens)--he's cold to the touch. Also, he wouldn't leave the roost when I let them all out of their pen this evening.

    Any ideas what's wrong?

  2. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    im in know way an expert,but i would seperated him and put him under a heat lamp for warmth.you can give him boiled egg yolks and plain yogurt.hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.good luck.

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