Sick bantam rooster
Sick bantam rooster: We had a TERRIBLE rain storm last night.
The chickens were in their shed during the time but I noticed when coming home late this afternoon that our tiny bantam rooster who is usually lively and loud was quiet, wobbly, and lethargic and had a droopy tail.
All the other guys and gals are great. He ate and drank when I put it in front of him but....
He is filthy from all the mud the storm produced. I think I will pull him into the garage and monitor him closely but I don't know what to do for him.
Help!! He's one of our favorites and the boys are showing him at 4H this summer.Answer
I would give him a nice warm bath and dry with hair dryer on low. Then provide him a draft free area and heat lamp.
I would suggest some vitamins and conditioning feed and some fresh fruit and greens to perk him up. If you are still concerned you might want to get him to the vet for an exam and diagnosis.
It would be difficult not seeing him and knowing so little to give much more advice than that.
I hope he snaps out of this.Return to Raising Chickens Home Page