My Rooster is Acting Like He's Been Spurred-Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChicknsRock, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    My rooster, Licorice, was standing around listless this morning. I don't know if he's been spurred or what. He keeps his eyes closed but he drank a little and he won't eat. What should I do? I can't find a wound and he's not that listless. He does occasionally cluck.
     
  2. ten chicks

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    Bring him inside,keep him warm(very important,when ill/injured/in shock,chickens cannot regulate their body temp)try and get some electrolytes into him for shock.
     
  3. ChicknsRock

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    Thanks. He doesn't seem like he's in shock though but I just brought him in a put him in a box.
     
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  4. I have a rooster named Licorice too! :) I hope your rooster gets better soon. Have you contacted a vet? If you just call a vet they may be able to give you some advise over the phone. As ten chicks said keep him warm. Does he have contact with any other roosters?
     
  5. ChicknsRock

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    I don't think a vet is necessary, and he is in a box right now keeping warm. He is a free range game rooster who runs around with about 7 other roosters.
     
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    Licorice is still alive and he is acting a little more lively; clucking, walking, etc.
     
  7. That's good!
     
  8. x2

    when he gets better what are you going to do about the roos that spurred him?
     
  9. ChicknsRock

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  10. good! maybe he just came down under the weather for a few days.

    hope he gets better [​IMG]
     

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