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Need advice on an injured rooster

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

  1. merry123

    merry123 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2016
    Amarillo Texas
    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

    May 14, 2014
    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 Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Has your vet offered any advice? Did the bird suffer a fall ?
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    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! Premium Member

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