My 5 month old roo is sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cherbearcraftmama, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. cherbearcraftmama

    cherbearcraftmama New Egg

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    I went out to the coop yesterday after they had been out for about 3 hours and my roo was back his coop laying on the ground. First thought was he was taking a dirt bath but my other rooster was pacing around him back and forth so i checked him out and he was laying with his wings out propping himself up with very sleepy eyes. I picked him up and took him inside to check for injury but there is none apparent. He is unbalanced, can't walk or stand, just laying in the hospital cage. He will eat and drink here and there. Poo is normal. Have given him the molasses water and keeping hydrated but not much improvement. Help!! Any suggestions?? He is my sweet banty [​IMG]
     
  2. cherbearcraftmama

    cherbearcraftmama New Egg

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) 5 month old bantam x american game hen normal weight/size
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Unable to stand, walk, unbalanced
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? 1 day
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. None
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Nothing
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. A little scratch, chopped egg, water
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? molasses water dropper
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use ~ Pine/ straw coop somewhat rocky he was outside forraging but it is very small area with nothing in it except small brush/weeds
     

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