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Rooster was fine yesterday, today, not so much...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Paully3, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Paully3

    Paully3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi...all help is appreciated. My wife went out today to let the chickens out of the coop and my favorite blue ameraucana roo was laying on the floor limp. His comb is purple and his face is a bright magenta (her words) and hes drooling. He can't hold his head up. He is just over a year old and eats purina layena plus. Fresh water daily.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hopefully he is now OK. It sounds as if he is low on oxygen for some reason - possibly a heart attack. I would also have checked his throat for an obstruction that might be suffocating him.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How is he now?
     
  4. Paully3

    Paully3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately, he has passed on...I had my wife put him in the snow so i could check him out when I get home from work...thanks for the concern.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I am sorry to hear this.
     

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