Sick Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silkie Keeper 7, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Silkie Keeper 7

    Silkie Keeper 7 Out Of The Brooder

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    This afternoon when I went to feed my chickens I noticed that one of my roosters was not eating and he was just standing with his head down and was separated from the other 3 Silkies that I have. I don't know if he is sick or if he is sleeping. Should I go and see the vet and find out what's wrong or just leave him for a couple of days to see if he gets better?:/
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like your rooster needs a vet. If you wait a few days he could die.
     
  3. Silkie Keeper 7

    Silkie Keeper 7 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was worrying about as well.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your boy. Does he have any other symptoms? Have you given him an overall exam to see if he was injured? What color is his comb? Have you wormed your flock recently? You will want to gather this information and post this question in our emergency section very soon...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope someone can help get him healed up soon. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Your rooster might have coccidiosis. I would take him to a vet immediately.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry about your rooster. It definitely sounds like he is sick. You could take him to a knowledgeable avian vet, or try to figure out what is wrong on your own. I'd post about his problem in the emergencies section of the BYC forum; hopefully, people there will be able to help. In the meantime, isolate him from your other birds, encourage him to eat and drink, and watch for any other symptoms.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your roo, hope he is OK. X4, the sooner you can figure out what is wrong and treat him the better.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry to hear about your rooster! X2 on TwoCrow's and Bantamlover21's advice.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your bird![​IMG]
     
  10. RoosterLew

    RoosterLew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to add another...he is sick.
    Generally, it will not get better on its own. If it's contagious the rest will get sick, they may be already!
     

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