My Rooster is sick
Just went down to the chicken yard. My rooster, Napoleon, was siiting/lying down, not flat on his side but just as though he had stopped for a rest and folded his legs under him. The only thing is he never does this except for the occasional dust-bath. He did stir and get up when I approached and spoke to him, but he seemed lethargic. His left eye is closed most of the time, but he can open it and does open it briefly if he is touched on that side. His head is jerking slightly from left to right, the way one does when nodding off to sleep and fighting it. I tossed out some scratch and he did peck at it, but he is definitely not himself. His comb and wattles are very bright red, as usual.
Napoleon is two and a half years old. Up until today he has been full of energy. He always stays in the chicken yard and there are no poisonous plants there. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong? Could he have had a stroke?