My rooster, Romeo, has watery poo and doesn't feel good

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Love my Critters!, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    I grew up with chickens but when one died, it died, or when one got sick, it was culled. Now my chickens are my pets, and my Dear Romeo is sick. I have owned Romeo for about 1 year, I do not know how old he was when I got him. He is a silkie. He has had a poopy butt for about a week now. This evening I followed him around until he pooped and it was like pure water. His comb is not very bright. This morning he crowd laying down. He is not as active as he usually is and doesn't seem his wonderful self. Can anyone please help me and give me advice on what to do for him, or what might be causing this. The last treat the chickens got was watermelon and squash. Then I noticed his poopy butt and stopped all treats to see if it would get better and obviously it hasn't. My husband and I are very worried and could use help.
    Thank you
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    Anybody please....

    This morning he is sitting down, not up free ranging with the others.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    we need more information.

    what all do you feed him?

    has he ever been wormed?

    could he have got into any fertilizer, or lawn/garden chemicals?
    any motor oils?

    is there a farm/feed store near you where you can get meds?

    sounds like he could have coccidiosis..which must be treated right away..
    with Corid or Amprolium
    or Sulmet.

    but do check his crop for any lumps or grainy feeling.
    sounds like he is not eating.
    is his comb pale?

    can you take a droppings sample to a vet for a fecal float (worm and protozoa test)?

    will wait for your reply to the questions.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    What does Romeo eat (inc treat) >you do know that roos should not be fed layer (way too much calcium>for roos and any other non-laying age poultry offer a separate feeder with grower ration)
    Here is my collected articles on POO (including the watery portion >what you are describing is called POLYURIA so look for that as a symptom):
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008

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