Hello Everyone! I am new to this board and while I am very excited to join I need help with my favorite rooster, a Dutch Bantam named Little Jerry. I do not know how old LJ is, I purchased him as an adult from the feed store. He is quite a character and has a terrible crow, but that's what makes him so special. For the last few weeks, he has not been acting like himself. He is not interested in the ladies like he usually is. He still eats and drinks. His eyes are still bright and clear. However, he has lost almost all the color from his comb and he just acts very, very depressed. I have put him in a cage with one other very nice hen. I had to separate him because the other roosters were being VERY mean to him. At first, I was treating him with antibiotics, but I quickly stopped when I thought that maybe he was cropbound- realizing that antibiotics would only make the situation much worse. For the past few days, I have been making him a mash of soaked Layena, some cracked corn, baby bird food, and mixed in some prebiotic/probiotic supplement that I give my horse. He also got some bread soaked in olive oil. I am not sure what else to do with him, there are no vets in the area that treat poultry. Should I try some electrolytes, it is very hot and I was wondering if that is what is bothering him. One last thing, he used to be one of three roosters, now I have introduced two new, younger roosters into the flock from the chicks I ordered in February. Could he be depressed because he has been replaced? Just a thought. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Little Jerry is my absolute favorite and I would be very upset if I lost him. Thank you for your help!