I have a 15 month old Buff Orpington rooster that about a month ago was deposed as Alpha male by one of the other roosters. No big fight, no injuries. He suddenly just wasn't in charge any more and started to act 'droopy' for want of a better word. Appetite normal. Drinking well, We figured he was just thumped good by the other rooster and would be okay. Well, he didn't improve. We noticed that his comb and wattles started looking pale and when I finally caught him, I was shocked by how much weight he had lost and how fast. My first thought, parasites. I do a preventative worming for Coccidia in spring and fall. Nobody had funky poo so I rewormed for Coccidia using Corid at 1.5 tsp per gallon of water for 5 days I waited 24 hours and wormed with Ivermectin paste wormer on the 23rd. I wanted to use SafeGuard but I couldn't find liquid around me and needed to get the job done. He actually got a least a double dose as he kept stealing squares of 'treatment' bread from us so we know he got treated. My rooster perked up a little, not back to normal but he was strutting around the run at times, Getting agitated when he saw one of the junior cockerels mate one of the older hens. We thought he was on the mend. Then the last two days he has steadily gone down hill again. He is not coming out of the coop for treats, but still eating and drinking. Last night and this morning he seems a bit unsteady on his feet. If he turns too fast his leg will turn under him. What is going on here? Worm overload? Worm die off? Or something else? At this point in time I feel that if I don't come up with a treatment and solution fast, he's heading for that rainbow bridge. I thought about redosing him with Corid again as it is about 10 days since his last treatment. Redosing with Ivermectin is due on Sunday. But if he is Suffering from dead worm overload, giving him more medicine might just be the final nail in his coffin. Let me add that he has no sign of respiratory problems and the rest of the flock is as healthy as young horses.