potential injury with our rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cd3364, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. cd3364

    cd3364 New Egg

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    Hi all, I am brand new here and fairly new chickens as well. We hatched two top hats (both roosters) last spring and adopted 3 hens at the same time. All have been doing well together and the hens just started laying!
    Lately the less dominant rooster has been laying around sleepily much of the time and today I noticed his left side is really pronounced - possibly inflamed, I'm not sure. I am not sure if this is an injury that will heal or something more significant that a more experienced backyard chicken person may know about.
    Any thoughts are welcome!!!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, cd3364, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Sorry to hear about your sick rooster. My best advice is to post over in the Raising Backyard Chickens forum under Emergencies, Injuries, Diseases and Cures. The folks who patrol that thread are great at giving advice about hurt birds. Best of luck to you and your rooster!!
     
  3. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from NY[​IMG]I agree with redsoxs
     
  4. cd3364

    cd3364 New Egg

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    Oh, thanks! Will do.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Good luck with your rooster
     
  6. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with your rooster
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Make sure you give as much info on the roo as possible. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  9. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Welcome to BYC! and ...
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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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