Originally Posted by chuzubaby1
Yes that syrup was antibiotic, but he said give it only for like 3 days
how does it looks? Do you think it looks normal? his foot?
& okay thank you so much, I'm so gonna do it.
& yes, so that means he's sick?
because his comb is on one side it always turns into dark purplish color then it goes back to being normal when i make him sleep in my lap & when he's relaxed it's red again.
& I've no idea. it's making me worried. I don't know when it ll heal.
A rooster's comb does change color depending on body temperature and blood flow. It's like a barometer for his health, too. It can go from bright red to dull red, to having the back blade part be darkish and back to red again, all normal changes. What you don't want to see is a pale pinkish-yellowish, shrunken comb.
I think it still looks somewhat swollen. For bumblefoot, which is a staph infection, he would have needed a very strong antibiotic, not sure what a 3 day dose would do. Do you know the name of it? If it was Baytril, that is very strong, but I think the FDA forbids its use now, not sure on that.
I had a cockerel years ago who had a soft tissue leg injury. His hock developed an infection that we fought with numerous antibiotics. He was looking really bad for awhile with a shrunken, yellow-pink comb. When someone finally gave me a VERY strong antibiotic that kicked out the infection, he recovered, though he had permanent tendon damage and lost the use of his leg. He lived to almost 5 years old but we had to care for him daily. He was healthy other than his bad leg. Anyway, his name was Zane-many here know about my Zane. There are threads about his injury and recovery on BYC. Here is a pic of his comb when it showed he was very ill so you can see:
one of the threads about Zane: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/66017/barred-rock-cockerel-zane-updates
Zane before his injury so you can see his normal comb:
After when he had an infected hock in his body sling that took weight off his leg-you can see he was very ill from the infection. Click to see the close up of the picture so you can see the comb, how it lists to the side and was pale.