rooster not drinking much water !!! IS IT MAREK OR WHAT

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kriz the farmer, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. kriz the farmer

    kriz the farmer Songster

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    my rooster is very active and even have a race with me

    but he is not drinking much water less than 100 ml
    he eats a lot and his poop his almost every time watery
    temp here is 92 to 80 farenhiet he is a pet so lives inside the house
     
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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Try putting some Nutri-Dench in his water, or make a sloppy mash with his feed. Best of luck with your little guy!
     
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  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    How are you keeping track of how much he drinks? It sounds like he is pretty hydrated. Not drinking water is not a symptom of Marek's disease, infected birds may start to eat and drink less but that would be because they become paralyzed and can no longer easily get to the food and water, not because they are sick and don't want to drink. If your bird is up and running around but not drinking then it is not because he has Marek's.
     
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  4. kriz the farmer

    kriz the farmer Songster

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    well i use small bowl who contains 250 ml water he takes 4 to 5 days to empty it
     
  5. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Chickens don't seem to drink a lot. I would just provide fresh water everyday regardless of how much he is drinking. If you are worried, maybe offer him fresh water and water with electrolytes in it. The electrolytes will help, but you should always offer fresh water.
     
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