7 month Rooster Black Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cvillena0311, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Cvillena0311

    Cvillena0311 New Egg

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    One day his comb is red and the next it looks bluish black. We live in New York state, however it has not been cold enough for frostbite this fall. We also have a light in their coop to heat it at night. The comb has changed from red to bluish black to back to red with just tips blue. Here is a pic of our Buff Orpington, when his comb was blue.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess is that he may have a weak heart or heart problems. This can often cause a discolored, darkened, or blue comb because of poor circulation. I know, for example, that some of my males develop dark combs when they get extremely excited (but, the combs turn red when they've calmed down again).
     

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