- Aug 10, 2019
So our 5 week old rooster (named Rooster) has had a swollen tummy for weeks, and it just seems to get bigger and worse. Now it seems to be golf-ball sized and you can see intestines through the thin skin layer. He doesn’t seem to be hurting or sick, but should we cull him now to prevent any further suffering (such as just a huge lump in the future or having an exposed vulnerable spot with other roosters around) or should we just leave him be until he seems to be in pain? It’s a really sweet chicken, we’d hate to have to cull him or have him suffering.