sick roo chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NewHopePoultry, May 19, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    My little roo is laying lifeless on the bottom of his cage.
    He feels underweight, but I just seen him eat last night.
    He was acting fine last night and this morning.

    Now he is just laying there and he is bleeding under his muff and on his comb.
    What can I do for him?
    He wont eat or drink.
    He keeps closing his eyes.
    He is rouggly 7 weeks old.
     
  2. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was he attacked? Why is he bleeding?
    How does his stool look?
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

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    I have no idea if he was attacked or why he is bleeding.
     
  4. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo was attacked by my Mom's larger Roo (He's a D'uccle, hers was an Ameracauna)
    His tuft was ripped out of the back of his head and he was very bloodied up. He was quite strange like you are describing for a few days.
    I kept him in my room with me in a large tote for about a week. When I brought him in, I didn't think he would make it. He couldn't stand and he was drooling. I noticed that his crop was blocked up. Her rooster wasn't letting him down to eat, he found a chance, over ate and was attacked when he was noticed. I had to massage his crop and make sure he was getting plenty of liquid. After that he was improving, but I wanted to give him a while to heal up.
    Made sure he had plenty of normal food and water. Gave him lots of treats...stuff that I thought would be good for him. Gave him several baths. Checked him all over for any injuries that would need attention and paid special attention to those areas. We even had a nail trimming party....which he seemed to enjoy. ^_^
    I don't know if any of this will help? Check his crop out, give him a good bath, check for anything that feels out of the ordinary.
    I hope he gets better. If you have any more information, that would be most good!
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  5. NewHopePoultry

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    He passed away [​IMG]
    I was holding him in my arms when he passed
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

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    Quote:Oh I am so sorry for your loss.
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  7. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry<3
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