Rooster off balance and falling over...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by skippy, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. skippy

    skippy Hatching

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    I am pretty new to this chicken thing. Just bought 5 hens and a rooster in the fall. We live in a cold climate so they have been stuck in their coup since november. We removed the rooster about a month ago because he was being pecked by the ladies till he bleed. I tried to put him in with them agian after he was healed but they immediately started pecking him again so we removed him again. He seems to be having trouble with his balance and his sight doesn't seem to be very good. He falls over and has a hard time getting up again. I'm not sure how old he was when we got him but he was never an aggressive rooster kind of a push over actually (the ladies stole food out of his mouth when they didn't run over him and get it first). Enought rambling but we are getting concerned for him and wonder if he is suffering? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!!
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Anyone have any ideas to help? Just thought I'd bump this up.
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    if the hens have been beating up on him..they probably were bullying him away from food and water..

    try making sure this roo has good feed..extra protein..such as cooked egg, or some canned cat food..(small amount)
    and some poultry vitamins or Polyvisol children's vitamins..3 drops a day for a week then taper off.(important)

    do you have any unmedicated chick or grower feed?

    please describe his droppings..color and consistency.(important)

    does he have any other symptoms?
    (wheezing/rattling/head shaking/wet or swollen eyes)

    has he been wormed?
    has he been treated for mites?
     
  4. skippy

    skippy Hatching

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    do you have any unmedicated chick or grower feed?
    I'm not sure what you mean by unmedicated? we try and get the most natural feed we can find, without all the additives.

    please describe his droppings..color and consistency.(important) I'm going to go check that now!!

    does he have any other symptoms?
    (wheezing/rattling/head shaking/wet or swollen eyes)
    he does do alot of head shaking and his eyes are a bit glossy, not sure if he's wheezy or just sneezy.

    has he been wormed? not since we have got him.
    has he been treated for mites? not since we got him.

    Thanks for the reply, he has me very worried and I would hat e to have to put him down if it's something fixable but I also don't want him to suffer. I will reply again with his droppings info.
     

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