I am having same trouble with my Jap bantam rooster.
Found him on the floor of the pen, very cold and unwell. Normally he's trotting around, chasing the ladies and generally thinking he's bigger than Ben Hur but since Monday he's scarily sedate. Thought it might be because we had a mini-dust storm (again) Sunday, then cold, wet and rainy that night and he may have gotten too cold.
Have been giving him warmed oats in milk, shredded vegies and dashes of apple cider vinegar, which normally perks them right up but not this time. I wormed them all last night, so hoping that may have been his worry.
We have lost a lot of sheep in the last month from calcium deficiency, is this a problem in chooks too? Thought shellgrit would provide some calcium? We have finally had some rain so the wait is on for some green pick to come through for sheep and poultry alike.
This year is proving to be a heartbreaker already.
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