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WHAT DO I DO???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Choochick, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Choochick

    Choochick New Egg

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    I have a beautiful polish bantam cockeral but recently he has started to lose weight and he isn't crowing (to my knowledge) is there anything i can do to help him? I've tried feeding him more. Should I separate him from the rest of the flock? What should I do? I don't want to lose him someone please help.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    There could be so many reasons why he is loosing weight. How old is he? Do you have him in a mixed flock? Polish are usually at the bottom of the pecking order even the cockerels. Have you noticed anything else that's unusual with him. For instance is he lethargic what's his poop like? My first thought would be to separate him just incase he anything contagious and to give him chance to eat more on his own. I would start him on some vitamins and mineral supplement. Try him on some boiled egg and tuna something that's going to tempt him. I would also check his crop make sure it's not compacted or that he has sour crop.
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I agree, it's always a good idea to separate a bird that is not well so that you can see how much it is eating/drinking and what it's stools look like.

    Definitely need more info though as mentioned. In addition to what Yorkshire Coop said, have any new birds been brought in recently and are your birds on a regular deworming program?
     
  4. Choochick

    Choochick New Egg

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    His stools look healthy and he didn't seem lethargic. It is quite hard to tell with him because he has always been a cockeral that likes to doze off in the sunshine. He is about 6 I think. Thank you so much for you ideas!!
     

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