My little rooster is ill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrs. Chicken, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Mrs. Chicken

    Mrs. Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My little rooster is not feeling well. I tried to upload a picture of him but it didn't work. He hasn't crowed in five days. He is walking around very slow and is sitting in the hen's nest. He is picking at his corn but will only eat bread, however, he is drinking water. He rarely lets me touch him, now all he does is stand at the back door and whine and lets me rub his back. He usually struts around the yard and is very active. Can anyone give me some advice on what to do or how to help him.
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    mmm...any injuries that you can see? How does his poop look? Has anything happened lately that could have caused him to act like this? If you live somewhere where it's getting cold, that may be it. Our chickens always get lazy when it's cold.
    I hope he's OK! [​IMG] [​IMG] Hopefully someone else can help you out. [​IMG] Good luck! Hope he gets better soon!
     
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    read the sticky at the top of the page- 'have an emergency/read first', and add the info to your post. we need more info on him to offer any real advice. You also need to pick him up and examine him from beak to vent to feet, even if he doesn't like it. It may be as simple as he has a terrible case of lice, and he is weak and anemic. Feel his crop, look in his mouth, feel his keel, check out his bottom. Age, breed, feed, how long you have had him, deworming history, poop description, ect is very helpful.

    Mrs. Chicken :

    My little rooster is not feeling well. I tried to upload a picture of him but it didn't work. He hasn't crowed in five days. He is walking around very slow and is sitting in the hen's nest. He is picking at his corn but will only eat bread, however, he is drinking water. He rarely lets me touch him, now all he does is stand at the back door and whine and lets me rub his back. He usually struts around the yard and is very active. Can anyone give me some advice on what to do or how to help him.​
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can provide that other info fast.....5 days like this is a long time and he may need assist imminently. If possible, get him to an avian vet.
    I hope he'll get well.
    JJ
     
  5. Patch of Heaven Farm

    Patch of Heaven Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hope your roo gets better! [​IMG] Could it be worms? When is the last time you wormed him?
     

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