Rooster hunched over

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by banjoellen, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. banjoellen

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    This morning I went to let my two roosters out of their coop and I noticed that one of them was hunched over. His eyes kept closing and he seemed sleepy. I just came home to check on him at lunch and he’s still hunched. He just laid down on the ground and closed his eyes, but then he got back up. He keeps fluffing up his hackle feathers. I don’t see unusual droppings or blood but I put some Corid into their water this morning just in case it’s coccidiosis (my hen coop was recently infected but has recovered and the two flocks have no contact). His vent looks normal to me. I feel like he’s in pain but I don’t know how to tell what’s going on. Has anyone ever seen this?

    Edited to add that poop is normal as I just came back out and saw a dropping. He’s very interested in food also.
     

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  2. AustralorpLover1004

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    Is he sneezing or showing any signs of sickness?
     
  3. banjoellen

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    No, I’ve been out here with him several minutes and haven’t heard any sneezing.
     
  4. AustralorpLover1004

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    Does he close his eyes any, not moving around as much maybe?
     
  5. banjoellen

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    Yes definitely seeming a little sleepy. He’s perked up since I’ve offered him some treats and now he’s scratching on the ground, but still with this odd body positioning. Vent normal, poop normal, eating normal.
     
  6. AustralorpLover1004

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    I’d still probably add maybe some apple cider vinegar to the water. He looks sick. 1 or 2 teaspoons per gallon.
     
  7. banjoellen

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    We did rehome our dominant rooster yesterday leaving just this one and one other, and then this morning is when I noticed this. It seems unlikely but could this have anything to do with something psychological from the change of flock composition? I know it’s a stretch!
     
  8. banjoellen

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    I’m treating with Corid just to be safe, so can I add the ACV to the treated water?
     
  9. AustralorpLover1004

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    Even if He’s not sick, it has a lot of helpfulnutrients in it!
     
  10. AustralorpLover1004

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    I would probably change the water, not sure about mixing it with Corid.
     

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