my rooster can't stand up, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maggiehons7, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. maggiehons7

    maggiehons7 In the Brooder

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    I have a yokahama rooster who is under a year old, he cant stand or walk, he waddles a little distance and doesn't have good balance, he's eating and drinking fine, he's sleeping alot, I tried to get him into a vet but I some situations is making it harder for us to get him checked 20190914_163848.jpg 20190914_163848.jpg
     

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  2. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Most likely Mareks disease. Can we see a picture of the very bottom of his foot? It could also be bumblefoot.
     
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  3. adickenscoop

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  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Welcome To BYC!

    Can you post some photos of your rooster and his poop?
    How long have you had him?
    What type of food/treats do you feed?
    How long has he been unable to stand or walk?
    Have you added any new chickens to your flock within the last 30 days?

    I would keep him hydrated. Offer him some poultry vitamins that contain B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin E.
    Look him over for signs of lice/mites and inspect his legs/feet for any injury, bruising, swelling or infection.
    Let us know how he's doing.
     
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  5. maggiehons7

    maggiehons7 In the Brooder

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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens could you give a photo of the bottom of the feet please
     
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  7. maggiehons7

    maggiehons7 In the Brooder

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    update:I did check his feet they seemed fine we put him on the the floor to see if we can notice anything else we notice his one foot wasn't working it seem like his foot stayed closed so we decided to feel around his knees and hips to see if he had anything dislocated I put him in a hammock I made for my chickens if they ever needed it and we don't know what it was but he stood up and now he's walking around but not perfect he seems a little wobbly 20190915_002855.jpg
     

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  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    your right no bumble there how many birds do you have please any new ones lately
     
  9. maggiehons7

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    I have 7 and I got them all at the same time
     
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  10. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    How does his poop look? I’m wondering about coccidiosis. Do you know if his crop is emptying overnight? Is he eating and drinking ok?
     

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