We have a 5 yr old rooster that has collapsed. The kids noticed mites on him a few weeks ago, and we treated him with DE and then a pyrithan (sp?) type insecticide. He then started falling over about a day after treating him for the mites. He is unable to stand now, he just falls down. His left leg won't support his weight, but he is able to push with it when laying on his side. We have to keep turning him over from side to side but then he pushes himself around with this right leg and sometimes his left. He was taking food and water by himself about a week ago, and then I had to force water on him. Now he doesn't accept food and will not allow me to give him water. I'm treating him with DE again for the mites, since they have returned too. Anyone have any idea what may have caused him become somewhat paralyzed? My husband is thinking he may have had a stroke? He's a really calm, gentle rooster but I'm afraid he is not going to make it.... Any help would be great! Thank you!