Sick Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by capitalk88, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. capitalk88

    capitalk88 New Egg

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    One of our roosters was attacked by a guinnea hen last week, beat up pretty bad. Bloody comb-we cleaned him up, peroxide on the injury and have had him seperated since. His comb is turning black and today he is in bad shape. Doesnt want to move-Please help!!! I don't know what to do for him! :-(
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor rooster. The comb turning black sounds like it is scabbing over. I have had roosters recover after having a black comb and even having their eyes swollen shut for a few days (following a rooster rebellion). Make sure he is drinking and eating. Keep him fairly warm (60- 70 degree F with heat lamp if needed). You can put neosporin on wounds. Check to see if any wounds look or smell infected.

    Maybe you can bring in a hen to visit and see if he perks up at all.
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Smell it if it stinks and check for any blue on the comb.
     

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