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New here and have sick roo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PatmosRuby, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. PatmosRuby

    PatmosRuby Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, , I'm new here and fairly new to raising chickens, I have 10 hens and 1 rooster.
    Everybody seems fine, but I noticed my roo not being very active on Saturday and not eating, after watching him for a while I decided to move him to a separate pen, he was very easy to catch which is odd for him, in fact he trip and fell and didn't even try to get up. I put him in a separate pen and gave him fresh water and food, he just seems to sit around most of the time with his head resting close to his body, I have seen him eating and drinking but very little. His poop is green sometimes with a white top, doesn't seem to be getting worse or any better, any ideas or suggestions will help.
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Do these symptoms sound familiar to anybody?
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    You did not say the age of your roo... nor what you have been feeding him. The breed may also be important and how you have them housed.
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    almost the same thing happened with my big roo a while ago,, he didnt do the falling,, but he lat my wifers pick him up, ( he HATES her) and jus sat there with his beak in his chest,,, i went to the feed store and talked to the chicken dude,, and when i told him bout the wifers picking him up,, he gave me injectable "Pen-Queous" antibiotic,, i gave him 1/2 cc shot for 3 days,, and he was like new.
     
  5. PatmosRuby

    PatmosRuby Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Not sure of his age, but the people who had him said he was young, he's been eating the same food as the chickens, layer pellets and I let them free range quite a bit. He's a white leg-horned and they have a coup.[​IMG]
     
  6. PatmosRuby

    PatmosRuby Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I couldn't get any Pen-Queous anitbiotic, got some Terramycin and he seems to be doing a little better but today I noticed he seems like he's drunk. He's eating and drinking, but he stumbles around some. I did notice last night that he didn't get up on the roost. Any ideas.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    2 things come to mind when you say drunk......
    Cocci and/or worms.

    When was the last time you wormed them? Is there any blood in the pop? Is it possible that he might have got a hold of something he wasn't suppose to?
     
  8. PatmosRuby

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    I am pretty sure he didn't get into anything, no blood in poop. He's still sick, today he can't stand again, but eats anything I give him. He has his good days and bad ones, really feel sorry for the fellow.
    I haven't wormed him, only had him for about 3 months, don't know what the folks we got him from did.
    Haven't thought about worms, guess I'll go tomorrow and look for something for worms to try on him, right now I'm at the stay that I'll try anything.

    [​IMG]
     

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