Something wrong with rooster!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Saponaria, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Saponaria

    Saponaria Out Of The Brooder

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    My Mille Fleur rooster Robin Hood is not acting himself. He is sitting in the laying box with his back facing out. He never even used to get in the laying boxes. He is acting low energy, just not himself. We see no visible injuries but the top of his comb has changed color and is very dark at the top. Any ideas? I love this rooster and I don't know what to do!
     
  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ones someone told me that if there comb turns black/purple they might be having a heart attack? dont freak out just yet because i could be wrong.
    ~Bri
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm.....


    Are there any other symptoms? Runny nose, sneezing, weezing, funny smelling/looking poo? Is he eating/drinking?
     
  5. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any other roos? He might be hiding from them, my roos used to do that, but they all died or got eaten [​IMG]
     
  6. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have never heard the heart attack thing but i do know of the frostbite statement....although that may have nothing to do with it...for the longest time my rooster would sit in the nesting box and poo in it so it was a mess, after a week or two he got out and continued his life.....it may sound silly but i have a friend who claims that his ROOSTER went broody for a week and a half but then quit that little phase as well.....lol
     
  7. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Combs turning dark means he is not getting enough air. Check his air-way. Smell his breath (for stinky breath) and see if he is skinny from not eating. many things could be the problem.
     
  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    check his crop..

    is he eating?

    has he been wormed?
    describe the droppings..color and consistency.

    do you have other roos?

    can you bring him in to warm place?

    check him over for mites.
     

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