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Please help my 5 year old pet rooster is not act o
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Starrella marie    Posted 06-23-2004 at 13:38:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we have a rooster and chicken as out door pets,i have had them 5 years recently mr rooster wont eat,he pays no attention to miss chicken,he just lays around,the only thing that has changed is my dog of 3 years had 9 rott/chow puppies,but mr rooster and miss chicken are in the big back yard fence,the 9 week old puppies bark at them but,they cant touch them,we have always had dogs,i just dont know what wrong he started act different recently,my friend said maybe the puppy barking and there are 9 of them as stress him out ,but,mr rooster always been tough,he never cared about barking,we have always had cats and dogs..he wont eat,he sits with his mouth open,like he hot,i brought him in the house with the air condition,he still wont eat or drink,,please help.i love my pet rooster,how long do roosters live??he about 6 years old,please help,email me..he wont eat or drink,,,starr...c1chucha@aol.com he has always been around alot of dogs and cats cause i love animals,so i dont think it is the puppys,he just wont walk around,he stays laying down,before he would crow every morning at the back door for me to feed him,now he wont even move from his house i made him outside,he stays laid down,he always would follow miss chicken around and sleep with her,he pays her no attention now,she is sad,she trys to go near him but he wont get up..is he dying?i put food and water right in front of him,he still wont eat,i broght him in the house,he just lays here...


Burrhead    Posted 06-23-2004 at 13:52:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Starrella if he's 6 years old he's probably just giving up the ghost. I have never had one make it that long.

Vet books claim pets should go from 6 to 8 years in ideal conditions. I don't like losing animals either but maybe it is just his time to go.

Make him as comfortable as possible and go from there. Good Luck with him.


KellyGa    Posted 06-23-2004 at 14:00:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought of that too. Prolly just old and tired. Sorry to see them go, any of them. :(


Burrhead    Posted 06-23-2004 at 14:10:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes Mam I don't like to see them go unless their headed for a skillet, and that's the bad thing about pets.


STARRELLA    Posted 06-23-2004 at 13:49:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
please someone help my rooster not ok....he wont eat or drink...i have had him 5 years..i love him,he been a great pet rooster,how long do they live?I dont know anything about roosters,I took him from someone who was moving,they gave me mr rooster and miss chicken,I have them as pets..please any advice,what wrong,why wont he eat or drink,all he does is lay around.i have him in the house now..starr


STARRELLA    Posted 06-23-2004 at 13:47:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
please someone help my rooster not acting ok....he wont eat or drink...i have had him 5 years..i love him,he been a great pet rooster,how long do they live?I dont know anything about roosters,I took him from someone who was moving,they gave me mr rooster and miss chicken,I have them as pets..please any advice,what wrong,why wont he eat or drink,all he does is lay around.i have him in the house now..starr


KellyGa    Posted 06-23-2004 at 13:45:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
May need to worm him. I have hear of many recommending Ivomec and other similar products. Technically it is for cattle and such. With the right dosage you can use it safely. I don't personally know the right dosage. Was this behavior sudden or gradual? Chickens will get dehydrated quickly, so you may need to force some water with a syringe. Chickens drink a lot of water, but they can't drink much at a time, so you will have to give him little sips.


UK Pete    Posted 06-25-2004 at 15:19:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree with Kellyga Sounds like gape worm to me.
Pete


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