rooster straining to make bowel movement.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by toetoe, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. toetoe

    toetoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2009
    There is no search I can find here and I have looked through 6 pages and can't find any other info so I am asking.

    I have a 3 year old Road Island red rooster who seems to be straining to move his bowel. [​IMG] He is in full molt too I believe because he has been loosing and replacing feathers the past 26 days.

    To stand beside him you can see that he is straining and gowns as well. [​IMG]

    My birds are fee range and I feed scraps, laying feed and oats at night.

    The bowel that he dose make is the right color and consistency of normal.

    He has been a little testy lately with the hens and the 7 week old pullets.[​IMG]

    I have also heard him sneeze a few times this week.

    ***Is there anything I can do to help him?
    Dose anyone have any ideas?

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