my poor rex

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crewcut296, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. crewcut296

    crewcut296 New Egg

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    went on vacation gone 7days(did have someone to let in & out of coop and water when gone)came home my poor roster rex acting kinda drunk I figured its been hot .Then noticed lots of flies and a very dirty bottom.went to clean him off and it was as if he was being eatin alive with maggets.had my husband put him down.very sad day:( indeed any thoughts on what could of been wrong our vet is out and wont be in for another day or two?had him 3 years was older roo when we got him not sure his age. any sugestions Thanks Crewcut296
     
  2. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your Roo. These things happen sometimes and we never know why. [​IMG]
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When that happens, you need to wash the maggots off and cover the wound with SWAT from the pet supply. There's a good prognosis even if it looks awful.
     
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry you lost your rooster [​IMG] RIP Rex.

    I'm not sure why the flies did this to your rooster. I know hens with prolapses or even egg binding will sometimes end up with maggots. Perhaps he had a small wound in the area, hidden by the feathers. Sometimes that's all it takes for the flies to start laying eggs. You did the right thing putting him down--maggots can eventually cause infection if they get too deep.
     
  5. crewcut296

    crewcut296 New Egg

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    talked with the chic vet and he said possible the flies laid the eggs with the heat really bad this year. it has been a chore keeping them down this year. Thanks for the condolences. he is missed .
     

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