Sick Silkie roo- I lost him :-(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rarebreedeggs4u, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    My favorite 5 month old cockerel (of course) was laying with his head on the floor of the coop this morning, not flat, like he was sleeping, but with his head sideways on the ground. I picked him up. He was weak and lethargic. His eyes look normal, no nasal discharge, no cough or sniffle. He was breathing fast and hard. It was quite warm already (70 degrees and sunny) when it's been pretty cold lately. '

    I moved him outside in the shade, so if he was just overheated he could cool off a bit. He would pick his head up and look at me, but not eat, drink or stand. I offered scrambled eggs and yogurt and he showed no interest, leading his head loll down into the bowl.

    We have had Blackhead in our young turkeys and this does look a bit like it. His droppings are white & watery with some bright yellow chunks.

    Any ideas? I did give him a (off label) med I used on my turkeys for blackhead, figuring it can't hurt at this point [​IMG]

    I figure I'll loose him, but I'll try anything I can to save him. My profile pic is of this boy:(
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  2. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    NW Florida
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG] I don't even know what "blackhead" is.
  3. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Oh I am sorry. No idea what it is, but hugs.

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