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Rooster ill...do not know how to help him

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justtoni44, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Our main man roo,and the love of our life, is in bad shape.
    I do not know his age butbelieve he is quite old.'
    He had been in a petting zoo, then to a home for a period of time?, then to us when the previous owners had to move.
    We have had him three years.
    We believe one of our young roosters fought with him...They are huge 1/2 imported english Orps........
    Three mornings ago he was dumpy when we let everyone out to free range.
    We checked him out and one eye was closed and his comb had dried blood.
    We cleaned him, held a warm rag on his eye.we have continued to treat the eye with the warm rags.........
    We checked his body and can find no puncture wounds.just his comb..No sign of infection..
    He is going down hill.stays off by himself, loss of appitite,and appears ill..all fluffed up.
    I know this is not much information.but is really all I have.
    I thought about giving antibiotics just in case of infection.but not certain about this.
    The rest of the flock appear just fine.no sign of illness...........
    Any ideas about how I may help him would be appreciated.
    I am heart sick.............

  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Odds are, he got the bad end of a tail whippin'.
    I would bring him in in a crate, keep him warm(not hot) and quiet.
    I would start antibiotics just in case and maybe give him some electrolytes in his water and boil and mash him an egg.
    If he is REALLY old, the stress of the fight may have taken a major toll on him. Poor guy.
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Thank You,
    My instincts say he is depressed...............

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