Pale Face Rooster.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cort, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Cort

    Cort Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 7 month old Light Brahma Rooster. He has recently had an extremely pale face and comb compared to my hens. I have read up on mites/lice. I have dusted him and he doesn't seem to be doing any better. He keeps his head really close to his body but still eats and makes noises. Any help on getting him better would be much appreciated.
     
  2. zephyricle

    zephyricle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should probably separate him at this point. Was he vaccinated as a chick?
    Check out his crop and check for possible sour crop
    There IS a form of mites that have been giving problems in the last couple months at my work and dont die off by dusting. Have you checked his vent to make sure there are absolutely no lice or teeny moving black dots?
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    What do you feed?..... He is possibly sick? Or lacking in nutrition....?


    Cheers!
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Can you post some photos or a video of him?
    What type of food/treats do you feed?
    How long have you had him?
    What does his poop look like?
    Any difficulty breathing - coughing, sneezing, runny eyes/nose?

    You may want to separate him so you can monitor him more closely. As suggested earlier, check to see how his crop feels.
    Offer him some extra protein like egg or tuna and give some poultry vitamin.

    Keep us posted.
     
  5. Cort

    Cort Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for the response. I feed a Layena pellet feed. I haven't switched anything on them. I feed them chicken scratch every now and then and some meal worms every now and then. Also some cabbage once in a while. I can take some pictures of him today. I'll try checking his crop.
     
  6. Cort

    Cort Out Of The Brooder

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    This was him on January 30th. I'll get a recent one today.
     
  7. Cort

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    Here's from today it's raining so he's not hanging outside very much to show how he keeps his head tucked in. His legs are paler than my hens too.
     

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