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Sick rooster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ddpittman, May 18, 2016.

  1. ddpittman

    ddpittman Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning my Orp cross rooster, Spirit, was huddled in the corner of the run moaning. He has been in some fights with one of my other roosters, & his comb is damaged, but he has seemed fine otherwise. After everyone left, he went over & ate, & poop seemed normal, but he's not acting normally. His face is pale too. Help!
     
  2. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give him water with vitamins or electrolytes. he might be in shock watch him. .
     
  3. ddpittman

    ddpittman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! We bought some electrolytes & he ran out of his quarantine, but we caught him & brought him back. Hopefully, he'll be better by tomorrow.
     
  4. ddpittman

    ddpittman Out Of The Brooder

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    Spirit died. He stayed in the coop all day,but got paler & paler. We saw him fall over in death throes & put him out of his misery. We plucked & butchered him to see if there was any obvious injury. We didn't see any. No big wounds or anything like that. Our gamecock didn't attack him again, so I am wondering what actually killed him. Do you think it was shock?
     
  5. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss.it is hard to tell what might have happened. sometimes chickens get sick and die for no obvious reason.
     

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