Friday, February 27, 2015

He's Okay Now

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
not good

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.
Psalm 42:2,8

May your day or night find grace in the Most High King.


  1. Beautiful!! He is gorgeous and I am thankful he is well. Blessings.

  2. He is definitely a good looking guy! Glad you were able to save him. Looking at your photos, I realize how much I miss my chickens and turkeys. :-{

  3. He's a beauty, or should I say Handsome!

    I'm glad he has been restored to good health.


  4. Wow he is gorgeous glad he is feeling better!! ~Heather

  5. Oh my goodness~ so happy he is better. Your pictures are just beautiful. So happy to be catching up with you!