Rooster lost weight

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Trileobe, May 17, 2016.

  1. Trileobe

    Trileobe New Egg

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    I have 1 rooster named John Boy, he's a pure sweater (Gamecock) with an average weight of 7 lbs. Around 2 months ago I had to leave home for work reasons so I left john boy in the care of some of my kin folk. When I came back My rooster had dropped down to 1 pound or so and was to weak to get on his roost. I've dropped his roost down to 6 inches off the ground, moved him to some fresh grass, and started feeding him more so that he'd hopefully get back to his normal feisty self. Any tips and/or advice to getting my bird back to being healthy would be very much appreciated

    Normal feed is 1 1/2 Vienna cans of 12 percent, but right now I go out every few hours and if he ate all of his feed I give him more.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If he were mine, I would continue to feed him as much as he will eat, and as soon as he appears stronger I would worm him. Did the hen stay in good condition?
     
  3. Trileobe

    Trileobe New Egg

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    The hen lost some weight and got sick with the last rain we had down here so moved her out to my buddies place since he is a vet. Put my white kelso and dom hen in with the sweater so I could expand my farm a bit more and wanting to see how pretty their hens and stags will be
     

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