Rhode Island Red has no chest!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by donna68jss, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. donna68jss

    donna68jss Hatching

    Mar 13, 2008
    I have questions about my sick rooster. He has trouble holding his head up and has black spots on his cone. He is still eating, but has lost a lot of weight. And his chest appears to have dissapeared! I tried to post pics but, for some reason, I can't. Email me at [email protected] for pics.
    Thanks, in advance, for your help.

    * Can anyone tell me what is wrong with him?

    * Is it fatal, if untreated?

    * Will he infect my hens?

    * Is it dangerous for people to be around him?

    * Is it okay to eat the eggs?

  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I would say he has fowl pox with the black spots on the comb
    as for his weight
    what have you been feeding him?
    How long has he been sick?
    try some
    natural probiotic wet mash
    3 tbsp of dry crumbles
    6 tbsp of milk sweet, sour, or buttermilk
    1 tbsp of non flavored yoguart
    mix good and try and get him to eat this

    then see if he will take three times this amt during the day
    see that he has
    1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
    1 pt of water
    keep this in front of him all the day
    do this for a week
    he may get to feeling better

    ifthe black spots become sores put iodine on them
    as for the chest most roosters lose their weight off the chest meat quickly
    keep us posted

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