Rooster acting outta sorts.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MsChickenHerder, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. MsChickenHerder

    MsChickenHerder Just Hatched

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    Our barred rock roo has been acting strangely the past few days. We noticed his comb was starting to change colors the other day. Instead of the vibrant red it has always been, it has started to become bluish/black at the tips. He was very lethargic and feathers droopy two days ago. He isn't showing signs of injury. Today his crown is less red and more whitish and flaking looking and has started to flop. He doesn't have any sort of eye discharge, no pasty bum, no sneezing, wheezing or coughing. He is still slow moving but feathers are no longer droopy. He seems to be eating and drinking normally.He goes out with the rest of the flock but stays off by himself most of the day. He was our Alpha roo. Dont know if he's being bullied by one of our other roos or not. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2016
  2. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suggest quarantining him indoors for observation. If he is sick then hopefully he wont get anyone else sick and it will prevent the others from deciding to pick on him or bully him which could happen if he gets worse. That will also give you a chance to see how much he is eating and drinking and if his BMs are looking good, ect.
     
  3. MsChickenHerder

    MsChickenHerder Just Hatched

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    Thanks, we'll get him set up in iso. Any suggestions on the cause? It's Been getting into the mid 30s to mid 20s here at night and the chickens well NOT go in at night. They like to sleep outside with the ducks. We were kind of wondering if maybe he just got too cold.
     

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