Partridge Cochin cockerel not feeling well.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by australorp_breeder, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the past four days or so my cockerel hasn't been feeling that well. His comb is more purplish then red, his poop has been white and running, he holds his tail low, and he's been lethargic. I'm going to start keeping him seperatd from the hens at night because I don't know what's up with him. He eats and drinks still, but does it slow. He's about 10 months old and I've had him for about 2 months. I bought him at the fair from someone for $10 and I know he was healthy then because he was inspected before being showed. Can someone please help me diagnose what's wrong with him?
     
  2. OhMyItsAndyy

    OhMyItsAndyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awh poor baby

    Maybe it would be best to completely sepereate him, day and night. If he's sick you don't want to risk passing in onto another hen.

    Is he getting enough nutrition in his diet?
     
  3. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been raising chickens for years, and I've had one other chicken in the past this had happened to. Over time the chicken got better, only thing is, the one that was like this in the past didn't have runny poop.

    I feed my chickens Hen Scratch, and they're free range. I also put Vitamins and Electrolytes in their water.

    Thank you though.
     
  4. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're still around this thread by any chance I found out he has pneumonia. I called a local feedstore the other day and they referred me to someone who knew a lot about chickens. My cockeral has been on antibiotics for a day or so. I'm praying he'll recover quickly!
     
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  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe, I hope he is doing better. [​IMG]
    They are beautiful birds. I hope to get some this spring.
     
  6. greenbeandreams

    greenbeandreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hope he feels better very very soon!
     
  7. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! ...Unfortunately, he ended up passing away two days ago... Rest in peace Romeo, you were a great chicken!
     
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  8. Chic Chick

    Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're just as bad as babies for being sick and not being able to tell us whats wrong.
    Sorry you lost him.
     
  9. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     

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