Sick Rooster

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

  1. capitalk88

    capitalk88 New Egg

    Dec 31, 2012
    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

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    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

    Jan 12, 2012
    Smell it if it stinks and check for any blue on the comb.

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