I have a rooster (1 of 3) that prefers to stay in the coop for the most part I assume to guard the food and watch the hens that come in and out to feed or lay eggs during the day. He seemed ok yesterday but today when I went out to check on them I noticed he'd lost weight, his comb is pale and looked dry, he was high stepping and seemed disoriented. When he tried to get food his peck was awkward almost like he couldn't see the food was a making a best guess. We keep the water dish outside of the coop to encourage the birds to go outside and that's worked for the past few months. We just got back from a trip 2 days ago so I don't know how much they were looked after by family that stayed at our house. I have to assume that they were taken care off as the same people that watched our chickens this trip have watched them on other trips in the past with no problems. They said it rained for 4 days straight while we were gone so it's possible that he didn't go outside to drink for 4 days or longer. I picked him up and took him to the water which after some encouragement he drank like it was going out of style. In fact, he was drinking so much that I took him to another part of the pen to let him digest the water. After a few minutes I took him back and let him drink more before leaving him in another part of the pen. Both times when he drank he spilled water like crazy down the front of him. Each time when I picked him up he protested a bit and his stomach seemed to gurgle. I was just told that the high stepping started about a week ago after we'd left. Please let me know if you need any other information. Thank in advance.