Rooster With Hurt Leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sambi89, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My step dad lives in the middle of nowhere down here in St. George Utah. Drive 15 minutes into the desert and you're about half way lol. Anywho there's a ranch type thing a bout 5 minutes or so before his property. No house just a few horses and cows that range on the pastures. There's a covered barn for both cows and horses. There are also a bunch of extremely ragged chickens running around with a few rooster that match their ragged look if not worse. They are just a barnyard mix, having been running around that property breeding and growing for years and years and years.

    Well today I was driving and I saw a rooster caught up in some rubber fencing stuff. His claw things were all tangled in it. I went to his aide and got him loose but now when he walks one leg sort of gives out half way through and he tumbles to one side. I looked him over and there's no obvious breaks and besides having horrible scaly feet and crazy long claw things his legs and feet look normal.

    I brought him home and he's in a make shift hospital right now but I don't know if I should try to bring him back to health or cull him and put him out of his misery. It really doesn't seem like his leg is that bad. A little R&R may help it, but the rest of him is in rough shape.

    He's just been sleeping pretty much since I got him here 2 hours ago. I don't think he got in the coop last night. His comb was blackened but it's red now mostly except in a few spots.

    He's got a total of 3 tail feathers.
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    He's missing a lot of feathers and must have been getting picked on because he's covered in scabs. This is the worst of them in the picture below.

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    You can see some blackened spots on his cob but when I picked him up about half of it was black. . . .
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    He started drinking some water a minute ago but hasn't touched the food yet.

    Any advice or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My step dad and I did get his claws trimmed up they were over 6 inches long. I don't know how he could even walk!
     

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