Very skinny lethargic rooster need some help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Easter eggers, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My naked neck rooster is getting really skinny fast and is acting lethargic. The person at the feed store said it is probably not worms. What could it be?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It's not enough information. Can you provide more?
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 diet? overall condition? poop? please give as much information as possible. Is his crop empty each morning? mites?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    When I have a sick one and can't take it to a vet, this is what I do:

    • Thorough exam.
    • Dust for mites/lice even if I can't see any!
    • Weigh on digital kitchen scale.
    • De-worm with Safeguard for Goats/Cattle (fenbendazole 100mg/ml) 50mg/kg ( .5cc/kg) by mouth.
    • Bring inside where it's warm.
    • If not drinking/eating and crop is empty tube feed fluids, then tube feed baby bird food once hydrated.
    • Inspect poop.
    • Depending on what I observe, I *might* start them on oral antibiotics.
     

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