sick rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by txladydreamer, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. txladydreamer

    txladydreamer New Egg

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    I have a year old bantam rooster who is lethargic and his comb is turning dark. Can someone help me to care for him? Is there anything I can give him? NO new food or change in enviornment.
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is his crop empty or full, hard or soft?
    Is he eating, drinking?
     
  3. txladydreamer

    txladydreamer New Egg

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    No his crop is empty and he isn't eating. He sits like he's sleepy and he has green diarrerha and his comb is very dark instead of red.
    Thanks!
     
  4. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gosh, I dont know how to help,
    Do you have a vet around that will see chickens?
     
  5. txladydreamer

    txladydreamer New Egg

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    He died last night. I have another bantam dominique that comb is turning dark but he appears fine. I am going to start with Tylan in waterers until I know what is going on. I don't know anyone around here but Barry from the feathersite told me about the tylan.
    I don't want to lose another rooster or my hens! I have trios of several breeds of bantams and I've never had sick chickens before. Thanks so much for trying to help!
    Patti
     
  6. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry about your roo.
    How many other chickens do you have?
     
  7. txladydreamer

    txladydreamer New Egg

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    Thanks so much. I have a few trios of bantams and about 50 different breeds of laying hens. I am watching them closely and hope it is not going to make any others sick.
    Thanks so much,
    Patti
     

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