Need advice on an injured rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by merry123, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. merry123

    merry123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can home from work last week and found my 5 mo old Cemani rooster unable to stand. X-Ray showed him with a broken tail bone and swollen gizzard area. I've kept him separated from the hens and as still as possible. He is alert , eating and drinking well, but has lost all use of his right leg, and tail of course. Any suggestions on how to help him?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I would seek the advice of a veterinarian ASAP. Also you can immediately post on our Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures section in Raising BackYard Chickens under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your Jersey Giant will be okay.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2016
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Sorry, but I'm far from an expert on treating injuries, but i hope that others will chip in over the course of the day to help you out.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Has your vet offered any advice? Did the bird suffer a fall ?
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Since you've had an x-ray, I assume you've already taken him to the vet. What does your vet recommend? If he's one that doesn't usually treat chickens (a lot of them don't), post over on the emergency forum and give a full accounting of your roo's injuries and treatment so far (pictures may help too). Hopefully, someone over there can give you some advice.

    Good luck, I hope he'll be fine.
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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