Sick rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DTchickens, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    A couple weeks back i had two pairs get really skinny (guessing due to worms.. since i wormed them and one pair started putting weight back on).. but this other pair. never seems to get fatter. the hen is slowly. but the rooster remains so skinny/weak he just lets his wings hang down. combs flopped over. pale face. i just cant figure it out. i've wormed him again just incase he didn't get enough last time. i've fed him all kinds of recipes we used to give chickens to make them fatter. vitamins in his water.. .anything i could think of. i would think.. "Maybe its the feed?. " or "maybe the wormer doesn't work for chickens?", but the wormer is the same stuff i've used for awhile and i KNOW works. my other chickens are healthy.. i feed them the same thing as him. i've moved their pen to see if maybe it was that area. doesn't seem to have changed... anyone got some ideas?

    -Daniel

    PS... Before anyone asks. yeah.. only symptoms. and his droppings look normal
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    anyone?
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Have you checked him for mites? They seem to have a way of sucking the energy right out of a bird.
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    yep. mites and any other Parasites.. thats why im confused.. i've checked him for anything (that i know of.. that can do that). and has nothing.

    -Daniel
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    How old is he?
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:bout.. 6-7 months
     

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