Sick rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenaly, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. chickenaly

    chickenaly Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 5 mo old rooster who was fine yesterday and this morning only would lay on his side.
    Now he is lifeless and I noticed green poop on his backside.
    What could be wrong? I laid him on top of white bag so you could get a better look.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, wow he is in poor shape. Let's try to rule things out quick and get him back on his feet. Have you checked him for bugs; such as mites or lice? Have you noticed any difference in eating or drinking habits? Have you ever wormed him, have you treated for cocci? When you picked him up did you notice a difference in weight?

    Can you try to get some water in him? Even if it's slowly with a syringe. Put some electrolytes in the water, even plain sugar if you have to. Do you have any vitamins on hand?
     
  3. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    You will want to separate him from the flock and keep him warm. Do you have a crate or anything you could put him in? Something that lets enough light in and is easy for you to get access to him.
     
  4. chickenaly

    chickenaly Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes i have him seperated and have been giving electro vitamin mix with water through syringe.
    No bugs or mites and had been wormed
    not treated for cocci though.
     
  5. chickenaly

    chickenaly Out Of The Brooder

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    He is dead.
     
  6. BayBay Peepers

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    Is there anything poisonous around that he could have gotten into?

    How does he do with you giving him water? I'm crossing my fingers for the poor guy.
     
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  8. chickenaly

    chickenaly Out Of The Brooder

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    If it was cocci where do I get Corid?
    He was around 3 more, should I treat them or wait for symptoms?
    The article was a big help also... thank you so much!
     
  9. ncymst

    ncymst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. Here's my 2 yr old comet. She's not doing good. I don't know what's wrong with her. She hasn't been roosting for a few weeks and she stands around not eating or drinking much. What should I do.
     
  10. azygous

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    Do you have access to a university agricultural lab? If you could take your dead bird to them for a necropsy, you'd probably learn what killed him and maybe be able to treat and save the hens. In addition, I would take a sample of the dead bird's poop and poop from the hens and have the lab test those stool samples.

    Just a couple weeks ago, I had a very sick rooster, too. He had lime green poop and got so sick he couldn't stand or breathe, and I had to put him down. But I put his body into the refrigerator and next morning, I drove him 100 miles to the nearest university lab for a necropsy. I learned the sad news that my flock is infected with lymphoid leucosis, an avian cancer. The rooster, I learned, died from a hugely enlarged liver, weighing TWO POUNDS! Unfortunately for my flock, there is no treatment. But you may have something in your flock that is curable if caught in time.

    If you have a vet, maybe they can do the tests if you have no lab.

    I'm so sorry about your rooster. I know how much I miss mine, and it's not easy to deal with a loss and then worry about the rest on top of it.
     

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