- Dec 27, 2015
Hi all, I just joined this page, but have been reading here for quite some time. I have a rooster, 6 months old, who seems very sick. He is hunched up and lethargic, also he seems to have a little blood in his mouth. He was eating quite a bit today, but also seems excessively thirsty. He will drink a bunch of water and then throw some of it back up. His crop was totally empty this morning when I picked him up. He is pretty thin as well. He was dirty all the way to his skin on his back and bum so I bathed him. The rest of the chickens (about 70) seem totally fine. I have been feeding fermented feed for the last few weeks, as well as their normal dry layer pellets and some scratch. I was also putting vitamins and electrolytes in the water a couple of times a week. He was de-wormed with liquid ivermec on his back about a week ago when I first noticed he seemed a little off. I have him on extra vitamins at the moment, but I'm not sure what else to do for him? Thoughts?