My Rooster has stopped Crowing! what is wrong? (pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Spiresbuilt, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Spiresbuilt

    Spiresbuilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black Bantam rooster "Jagermeister" that is about a year old has all of a sudden stopped crowing for the last 2 days. He normally crows non stop and drives my husband crazy. I know my husband loves the fact that the rooster hasn't made any noise in 2 days, but I don't think it's so good.

    He hasn't eaten as much as he used to. He never had a "dirty butt" before, but now he does as if his poop is a little runy and he has stopped crowing and making any noise what so ever. Not even a little girgle of a sound (which is not like him especially when I hold him) He is a tame family pet of ours.

    When I held him, he felt very warm. He no noticeable problems in his eyes or discharge anywhere.

    I work mon-fri away from home and only come home on weekends......... so it's hard for me to take care of him myself. I had left the caring of him to my husband. I noticed that the water in the cage was needless to say...nasty. I have a feeling he has contracted a bacteria from the water. Since then I have completely cleaned the cage and he has fresh water.

    Besides going to a vet, what antibiotic can I administer that would help? what is the fastest resolution?

    Please help...... I never a had a sick chicken before!

    see pics of him few months ago........

    http://my4chickens.shutterfly.com/pictures/9

    http://my4chickens.shutterfly.com/pictures/9#10

    I have 3 other hens but he is kept separate from them and has been for few months. The hens are Amber Bock (brown), Margarita (white) and Brandy (black)
     
  2. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC. Check him for lice or mites, especially around the vent area, base of tail feathers. He might need worming.
     
  3. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope your Roo is feeling better soon!!
     
  4. Spiresbuilt

    Spiresbuilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked him for lice and mites and I don't see anything!

    From a local farm store her in town, they recomemded Duramycin 10. what do you think?
     
  5. Spiresbuilt

    Spiresbuilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it was too late........ we gave him the med. from the local farm store they recommended, but he died last night. [​IMG]

    thanks for all who helped.
     
  6. dawg53

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  7. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    It sounds like he may have contracted something, possibly from the water, or something else. Specially since he had a fever and wasn't crowing.
     
  8. monkeemakr

    monkeemakr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry
     
  9. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

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    What a shame. I'm sorry you lost him. Was he an only child?
     
  10. Spiresbuilt

    Spiresbuilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was the 1st rooster I ever had.......... he loved the other 3 hens I had: Amber Bock, Margarita and Brandy......

    I know they know something is up. They hang around his cage now........wondering where he is.

    Thank you for your thoughts............. I really appreciate it.
     

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