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Sick Rooster
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Mike in NC    Posted 07-29-2001 at 05:59:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a rooster which is about 7 years old. Three evenings ago he suddenly became ill- unable to stand or walk. His symptoms are: unable to stand or walk, eyes abouut half closed, seems very weak most of the time but ocassionally can sit on his feet and appears fairly alert and at those timescan hold his head up. I have been giving him ( forcing through a bottle ) water mixed with tetracycline ( how much of the packaged oxytetracycline should I mix in about 1/4 cup of water and how often administer? ) Yesterday he ate some laying pellets from my hand so he is able to swallow those too. He is eliminating himself as well. I have checked with my vet who although tried to help knows little to nothing of chickens, and I looked on the recent posting of chicken illnesses but nothing resembles his illness.
Any help would be appreciated- while not a pet he has been with us a while and is more than livestock to us.


Tom A    Posted 07-30-2001 at 02:11:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Burrhead is likely right--my wife says she just read an article about worm counts in NC on hog farms being much higher than usual this year because of the weather y'all have had in the past year. Our flock (gotta admit, ours are pets) has been very healthy but when one does get ill they go within hours...if he's hanging on, then worms seems a likely cause. We've read that chickens live anywhere from 8-15 years if well taken care of (and not put in the pot!).

good luck,
Tom


JOHN    Posted 07-28-2003 at 20:19:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I`M A NEW ROOSTER BREEDER MY ROOSTERS HAVE BEEN HEALTHY UP TO NOW , BUT THERE IS ON THAT LOOKS LIKE ITS SICK . I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH IT . HE WALKS VERY SLOWLY , HE IS VERY LIGHT AND YOU CAN FEEL HIS BONES WHEN YOU PICK HIM UP , HIS FACE LOOKS VERY WHITE AND HE SEEMS TO BE COLD BECAUSE HE LAYS DOWN ALOT . I ALREADY HAD A CHICKEN DIE BECAUSE OF THOSE SAME SYMPTOMS . THE PLACE WHERE I HAVE THEM IS INSIDE A BIG SHED , I HAVE TO TAKE THEM OUT SO THE CAN GET SOME SUN , I GIVE THEM VITAMINS ONCE A WEEK . IF ANYONE KNOWS OR CAN TELL ME WHATS WRONG WITH MY ROOSTER AND WHAT I CAN DO TO MAKE HIM GET BETTER , PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK THANK YOU


Burrhead    Posted 07-29-2001 at 16:37:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know what all will cause that problem, but my son keeps Game roosters here and they will get like that when they get wormy.When we started deworming them every 2-3 months we never had that problem again.

I have no idea what a rooster has for a lifespan.

When one of these birds are puny I worm him and mix a heaping tablespoon of teramycin powders in a cup of water and force feed him a 30cc syringe full twice aday along with all the dry feed or grain he will take.



caitlin    Posted 05-30-2002 at 04:58:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
folk medicine suggests, as per vermonters, 2teaspoons apple cider vinegar mixed with 2 teaspoons honey should set that rooster straight...pour it right into their feed, mix it around and serve it up.....i've only read this, i've not witnessed it, but there are pages of evidence that it is a cure all for all livestock.
goodluck 4catmeow


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