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My rooster is sick and i don't know what's wrong with him ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Naina, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Naina

    Naina New Egg

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    He woke up this morning normal, he didn't seem to be suffering from anything .
    In the evening, he was somehow silent & kept on closing his eyes. A few days ago, i noticed that he's having difficulty in eating and drinking. This evening, he had his meal normally,but there was a lot of saliva within his throat even though he's breathing normally.
    Right now he's asleep, i've tried to wake him up several times , he lifts his head a little with eyes closed ... I'm really worried and i have no idea what's wrong with him ?????
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Sounds like he has internal parasites. If there is increased salivation, I would guess he has Cankers, which is caused by a protozoan infection in the throat. I would try deworming him.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is his crop full and firm or like a balloon? Does he have a bad odor from his beak, or is the material coming out of his mouth smelling bad? Has he been wormed recently? If you look inside his beak and throat with a flashlight while someone holds him, can you see any yellow or grayish patches that should not be there? I would mix some vitamins and electrolytes into his water, and try to get him drinking.
     
  4. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go get him de-wormed also
     

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