Sick Roosters

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaigeDL, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. PaigeDL

    PaigeDL In the Brooder

    14
    7
    11
    Jun 17, 2019
    i have a purple orpington rooster and he has these bumps or little tumors around his eye. It’s not fowl pox. Then I noticed he would lose his balance some. He’s kind of listless. He is eating and drinking. Now the rooster next to him who is a lavender Orpington, is losing his balance. He doesn’t have any bumps around his eyes. Both are about three to four years old. What could be wrong?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    530
    592
    171
    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    It might be Merek's. Can you post a closer photo of his eye?
     
  3. PaigeDL

    PaigeDL In the Brooder

    14
    7
    11
    Jun 17, 2019
    Here is a picture.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. PaigeDL

    PaigeDL In the Brooder

    14
    7
    11
    Jun 17, 2019
    I thought Merck’s attacked chicks not adults.
     
  5. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    530
    592
    171
    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    Hmm. Are you sure it may not be fowl pox? @Eggcessive? Any ideas?
     
  6. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    530
    592
    171
    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    Hmm. Are you sure it may not be fowl pox? @Eggcessive? Any ideas?
     
  7. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    530
    592
    171
    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    Uh... how on earth did that get posted three times? :gigIn the meantime, try feeding him a nutrient rich treat like no-salt added scrambled egg, or some vitamins.
     
  8. PaigeDL

    PaigeDL In the Brooder

    14
    7
    11
    Jun 17, 2019
    Lol! It doesn’t look like any fowl pox that I’ve seen. I’ll try the eggs for both. Thank you for all your help!!
     
    RhodeIslandRed5 likes this.
  9. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    530
    592
    171
    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    @Eggcessive ? Got any ideas? This could be fowl pox?
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    43,879
    27,640
    1,032
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Does his eye seem to have drainage in it? It looks a bit like he has conjunctivitis. The black spots may be from pecking wounds. Sometimes it is hard to tell fowl pox from peck wounds, but it doesn’t look like pox to me. Do you have active mosquitoes out now? Do you see any sneezing, lethargy, or crackly breathing? Cannyou clean his eye and apply some Terramycin ointment or Neosporin into the eye twice a day? MG can cause eye bubbles, and respiratory symptoms. MG can be treated with some antibiotics such as Tylan 50 injectable, oxytetracycline and others.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: