My Rooster - Injured ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fire26, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Fire26

    Fire26 In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2015
    I have a Rooster that has been really taking care of my young flock of 11 hens.
    Recently he started limping on his right foot, but I can't see anything wrong with it.
    Yesterday he wouldn't come off his roost so I just let him be.
    Today, he still was on his roost so I lifting him off and onto the floor of the coop.
    He managed to limp outside for the day but my fear is he is not eating or drinking as he just seems to lay around.
    I lifted him back up to his roost again tonight but I suspect he will be the same tomorrow.
    He typically crows and crows and crows.
    The last few days = nothing.
    His feet appear to be fine.
    But then again I am new at this so any suggestions or help would be appreciated.


  2. Bonz

    Bonz In the Brooder

    Feb 6, 2015
    If he is limping, he did something. I would put him in a cage by himself with water and food and water near by. Give him a scramble egg if he'll eat it. You can add some quick chick or other vita soluble to his water to give him a boost. Make sure you look him over good, make sure he doesn't have a cut or wound. Chickens are tuff, give him a little TLC he will get through it. I have hen's mauled by dogs who I thought for sure would not pull through make it and return to normal.

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