This is what Big Red, my main rooster looks like in good shape
he's a handsome rooster...
very gentle and while protective of his hens...
he is never aggressive towards humans
my kind of rooster
then, one day, he started to look like this
his feathers and tail became droopy
not interested in much and straying from the flock
his comb, wattle and face started to pale considerably...
till they were a pale grayish pink
even his eyes lost their luster and alertness
his comb fell over to one side
I could not figure out what was wrong
whatever it was didn't seem to affect the other chickens
when the other roosters started to pick on him...
and he was taken to sitting down and hiding...
I knew I had to do something for him
I really didn't want to lose such a good tempered rooster...
so antibiotics in a broad spectrum was in order
something I do only in an urgent time
whatever he was down with...
the medication worked
I suspect it may have been an infection
in any case, after two weeks, he now looks like this again
and he is doing this again
keeping watch over his hens for me
and yes, he now makes sure all know he is once again king of the flock
I was even quite elated to hear him crow once again in the wee hours of dawn
yeah, Big Red
I'm happy, too
For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great King over all the earth.
God reigns over the nations;
God sits on His holy throne.
May your day or night find grace in the Most High King.