my rooster is acting depressed

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  1. dreamcatcher12

    dreamcatcher12 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster isn't crowing and acting depressed he isn't even trying to chase me not sure what is going on with him can someone please help me to help him..... im not sure if im posting this in the right place but not really sure how this all works I usually read.... need help thank you
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your rooster![​IMG]

    Is he molting? Does he have lice or mites? Have you wormed him recently? What does he loo like? Here is a checklist to use on him to see if he looks sick.
    *Eyes-Clean, bright, alert and no fluid emerging out

    *Nostrils-Clean with no unusual breathing sounds and no fluid emerging out

    *Comb and wattles-Clean, glossy and plump

    *Neck and head-Alert, upright and not sagging or lopsided

    *Feathers-Clean, slick and well-preened

    *Crop-Full and rounded in evening, empty in morning

    *Legs and toes-Sturdy, firm, not lopsided and scales should not be raised (Lifted scales can be a sign of mites.)

    *Vent-Clean and moist but not very wet

    *Droppings-Firm, white capped

    *Body weight-Appropriate for age and breed and not over nor underweight

    You may want to also post here for more insight.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
  3. dreamcatcher12

    dreamcatcher12 Out Of The Brooder

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    His breathing does sound a little funny his eyes look fine so doeshis feathers will I see mitez on him if I lift his feathers
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am sorry about your boy. If he is wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes, he may have a respiratory issue going on. To check for mites, look around vent, behind the neck, under the wings. You are looking for broken feathers, red irritated skin, and eggs attached to the feather shafts. Looks like dirt at the base of the shafts near the skin.

    Definitely post this in our emergency section. Mountain Peeps has left you with the link.

    Good luck and I hope you can get him all healed up soon!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope the ER people will know what he needs to heal him.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your rooster recovers.
     
  7. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] hope someone can help you on the Emergencies section.
     
  9. dreamcatcher12

    dreamcatcher12 Out Of The Brooder

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    My baby is on the road to recovery all three of them and he is crowing away once again.... thank you every one for directing me in the right direction..:)
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Great news! I hope he continues to make a full recovery! :)
     

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