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

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    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?

    Thanks!
    Russell
     
  2. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    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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