My Wobbly Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by g_devoe, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. g_devoe

    g_devoe Hatching

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    Hello! I am a first time chicken owner. My Rooster started limping 2 weeks ago. I separated him to keep him contained and let him rest. He still is wobbly on his feet and can’t stand for long. He’s perky, eats and still has some fight in him. I have been thinking it’s a vitamin deficiency and have been giving him baby vitamins (no iron) for a week. He’s not worse but not better. Thoughts? I have a video of him but it won’t upload. I can always email
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    How old?
     
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  3. g_devoe

    g_devoe Hatching

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    Three Months. Got him in April.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Could be Mareks. How does it sit?
     
  5. g_devoe

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    His legs are splayed. Everything else about him is fine. Wings are tight to the body holds head up.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm sorry to hear about your cockerel. Photos or video would be helpful.
    For video upload to youtube or similar platform, then provide us a link.

    Baby vitamins - Poly Vi Sol? How much daily?
     
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    His legs are splayed. Everything else about him is fine. Wings are tight to the body holds head up.
     
  8. g_devoe

    g_devoe Hatching

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    Watch “Paul the Rooster” on Vimeo:
     
  9. g_devoe

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    Poly Vitamin .25 ml diluted with equal amount of water twice a day
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

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    Poor guy. :hugs
    Not sure what's going on there, he may be suffering from Marek's, a neurological problem or leg bone deformity.

    I would give him 1/2 Tablet Human B-Complex daily along with 400IU Vitamin E. Give him a scrambled egg to eat for the uptake of E. For his normal feed, I would use either chick starter or flock raiser/all flock feed.

    I'm sorry he's not well.
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
     

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