Rooster not able to maintain his balance

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buzsaw58, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. buzsaw58

    buzsaw58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is not the first time I've seen this. Other instances have resulted in loss. I currently have a two year old BLRW rooster who is suffering through an inability to maintain his balance, he staggers around the coop or my sick call/broodie pen as I call it. I have given him antibiotics, and he seems to be able to at least stand up, but still not able to move around freely. I did notice after picking him up the other day that he has a large scab, thinking bumble foot, on one of his feet. Could this be the cause ( infection) or is there possibly something else that would cause these symptoms?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I had the same problem with chickens in the past----last time was a grown polish rooster----he would eat alot but might fall right into his plate or over---Keep in mind I had about 1000 at this time in 67 chicken pens so a lot of one on one was not possible. I ran into the pen and grabbed him up----he was so light---hardly no breast meat-----I grabbed a couple of the 4 hens that were in that same pen----they too were very thin. I quickly wormed them for tape worms(no wazine here)----2 days later he was acting a little better. In about a month or so they all had gained a lot of weight and everything was fine. Might not be your problem, but if you feel they are under weight---I will be glad to tell you how I worm them for Tape Worms and other worms.
     
  3. buzsaw58

    buzsaw58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well not sure on his weight, the breed tends to be larger and he is very big. It could just be feathers. I'll check him tonight. I mentioned he had a large scab on one of his feet, do you have any ideas on how to treat it? Should I remove the scab? If I do it will leave a large wound on the bottom of his foot. Your thoughts.
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Look up bumble foot----see if that is what he has on it? Feel his breast bone---does it feel like its about all bones or some what meaty? The rooster would also feel real light for his size----if he was way under weight.
     

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