Possible Rooster Injury - need help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Countrywife, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    couple days ago I found my rooster hiding in the henhouse. He is about 6-7 months, and has not had any trouble before. I have no illness or parasites in the flock, and haven't added anything new in months except what is hatched here. He can't seem to stand. He is energetic, eating and drinking fine, no discharge or runny stools, no lethargy, no obvious signs of injury. First thing we thought was the old rooster got ahold of him, but no outside trauma at all. Ask me, I think he broke his leg or something. There is a roost in the coop, I guess it is possible he fell off. I have him seperated, cause I am pretty sure the older rooster will kill him since he can't defend himself, but he can't live like this for long. He has been like this since around Sunday or Monday. Please - does anyone have any ideas? We are doing a processing next weekend, and this poor thing can't live like this, so if we can't fix him I'm gonna have to let him go when we process.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MikasGirl

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    It could be a broken leg or it could be something worse. Can he stand at all?
     
  3. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    No, he isn't standing at all.
     
  4. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check around his legs to see if it is broken?
     
  5. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    Yes, but there is no way to tell for sure without an xray, as far as I know.
     
  6. Countrywife

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    bump- anybody?
     
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    what is he eating?

    Give him Electrolytes in his water, get some poly-vit (no iron) and give him a couple of drops in his water.

    Can't tell for sure what is the problem, with out more information.

    Give us the following information. The more you tell us, the better we will be able to help you.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation?
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    8) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use

    Remember that we are not veterinarians. We help based on our own research and experiences.
    We cannot monitor the board 24/7, and therefore do not guarantee we can always help, much as we would wish to.
     
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  8. onthespot

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    Marek's disease is something that might cause him to not be able to stand. Do a search on BYC for it and there are probably hundreds of posts about it. Hope he gets better soon, whatever it is.
     
  9. Countrywife

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight. RIF Roo, approximatley 7 months
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Simply cannot stand
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no trauma
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation? nothing
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Eating and drinking wonderful
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? seperated, giving food and water
    8) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? vet not an optioin
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. There is no wound, there is no picture
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use - Looks to me like he fell off his roost

    I thought I covered all this in the original post- he is not sick. He is happy as can be, but cannot stand up. I have no illness in the flock, never have. No new birds have been added. Found him in the hen house- no wounds from a dog or the other roo. With this injury, it HAD to have occured INSIDE the hen house, he would never have been able to get up the ramp and in the house.

    I just looked up Mareks - I say definately not. He has been like this for a number of days now, and is happy and healthy, although a bit lonely since he is in a house alone to keep the other roo from killing him.
     
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