sick rooster


Jul 29, 2019
I have a 1 year old belgian d'uccle rooster who isn't looking too well. He is lethargic and standing with his head tucked in. I also just noticed his comb is pale and puffy. I just separated him from his flock and gave him nutridrench, corid, and some vitamin/electrolyte mix. My first thought was coccidia, although no other chickens in his flock have any symptoms and there are a dozen or so younger chicks in there. I'll be treating the whole flock just to be safe, but any other ideas on what I should do or treat for? The puffy comb has me stumped, i've never encountered that.


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10 Years
Apr 3, 2011
southern Ohio
What is your location? How old is he? Is he picked on? The electrolytes with vitamins were good as a first treatment. While he is on Corid, stop any vitamins since thiamine should not be given while on Corid. Are there any marks or stings on the comb? Pictures can be helpful. Look him over for evidence of lice or mites (or their eggs/droppings) on the skin under his belly and elsewhere.

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