As we thinned out our excess roosters and put the breeding hens in the pens, there are less bodies on the roost to keep each other warm and we have had a few weeks of -10 C at night and in the morning he appeared to be cold. He would sit on the roost with his tail down and his neck pulled in tight. I crocheted him a jumper and started to put him in our insulated garage at night. For the past week now he is sleeping more and eating less. I have to tap him to wake him up.
In the morning I put him by the food trough and encourage him to eat, he'll fall asleep right there, I tap him to wake him up, then encourage him to eat again. His comb is bright red, it's not pale.
The last 3 mornings when I come to greet him in his crate in the garage, he is dead asleep, I have to nudge him awake, it's crazy, what the heck is going on?
He reminds me of a very elderly individual who sleeps all day, and when you nudge them awake , their eyes bug out like "what happened, what's going on!".
It's gone from cute to concerning and I don't have a clue what's wrong with him, please any advice.
I also wonder if he is possibly deaf.