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my rooster wont stand up bit dont know whats wrong.need ideas

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newbee chick01, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
    hi went to let my flock out this morning and noticed my rooster wasnt interested.although he seems okay in himself he wont stand up.ive got him inside and hes crowing away.does anyone have a clue what could be wrong or what i should look out for???noticed slight bit of blood on him under his wing but couldnt see where it was from or any other injuries.his breathing seems fine to.ive checked for mites and they are wormed every 2months.since hes been inside he feels a bit warm??? not sure if thats because hes inside though????
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    That's a strange place to have blood on him, under his wing. I would inspect him very closely for any wounds - if he was attacked, he could be shell shocked, or he could have an injury.
    So if you pick him up and then try to set him back down, he's not attempting to use his legs???
  3. TheWaddler

    TheWaddler Chirping

    Sep 5, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I wonder if this could have anything to do with it? Do you use a chemical wormer or natural preventatives? I believe chemical wormers can be hard on their system, not 100% on that but believe I have read that here. Mine won't usually crow if he is feeling down in the dumps, so that could be a good sign. Have you tried to make him stand and see if he limps or wobbles on his legs? If he crows and eats I would put him with the others and just observe him if it was me....

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