Black comb and not crowing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VanFossens, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. VanFossens

    VanFossens New Egg

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    My ten month old rooster has stopped crowing, the tip of his comb has turned black, and he is breathing with his mouth open. He is still eating and drinking and doesn't appear to have diarrhea. Any ideas on what this could be and what I should do? Thanks!
     
  2. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frostbite on his crown?
     
  3. VanFossens

    VanFossens New Egg

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    I don't think so. It was in the 40's when he started not crowing and his comb got black.
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Is he making any rattling noise from his chest ? He may have a respiratory problem....can you check his mouth and throat for anything that may be obstructing his breathing?
     

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