Sick rooster please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minimacka, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. minimacka

    minimacka New Egg

    Oct 20, 2016
    I recently added this rooster to my flock and he has started looking sick over the past few days. He has stopped crowing and is constantly closing his eyes and tucking his head backwards.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    Isolate him from the girls and put probiotics in his water. Just try to keep him stress free.
    Did you quarantine him before you turned him loose? Whenever you add a new chicken to the flock, it needs to be quarantined for at least two weeks minimum to be sure that he doesn't have any diseases he could give to your girls.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Pending expert advice, if you have vitamin supplements or electrolytes then add that to his water. If not, even some honey in water would certainly do no harm.
  4. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida

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