Sick ROOO, Help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by psycoforsilkies, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2011
    East central Texas
    Well we moved our silkies into a new coop with wire floors, apparently our one roo doesnt like the wire floor, I thought he would get used to it. I am not sure if he was pecked by one f the hens there are 2, or if he was flopping around in there and hurt himself on the wire. I went to check on him and he was just laying there lifeless and his comb was all bloody. So i took him in and cleaned up the blood and he just layed there on my counter like he was in shock? I gave him some pedilyte with a syringe in case he was dehydrated, he would not drink from a bowl but gobbled up 3 syringe fulls seemed thirsty. I took him back to his favorite hen , in his old house it had shavings on the floor but he just laid in there with his face buried in shavings. So i decided to put him in a pet carrier in my brooder room to see if he perks up in a little while.

    So question? Could he be in shock from getting worked up ? He has not had any signs of illness, he has been in new pen for 2 days and has hated it other silkies dont seem to care
  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Some chickens get very stressed from moving suddenly from one coop to another. Did they attack him or something? I'm wondering why he had a bloody comb.. Have you checked him all over? And has he been eating properly since you put him on the wire?

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