Faded comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azureblue, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. azureblue

    azureblue Hatching

    Feb 13, 2008
    I have an older silver seabright bantam rooster that was handed off to me by a friend. Crowing outside her bedroom window at 3am was unappreciated!! He has been here for nerly a year and was a rather handsome and confidant fellow from day one.

    I have noticed him slowing down lately. He seldom contends for hens with the younger roosters, some are his get, and just generally avoids interaction with the rest of the flock. They are all free ranging so he can pretty much do as he likes without disputes. I have noticed that his once beautiful comb is now faded to a pink rosy color and and he seems a little lighter in weight. Am I correct in guessing that these are signs of aging and what would be considered "old-age" for him? We are guessing he is about 5 or so?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestion.
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    I think the first thing I would do is get some vitamins in the water. They will all benifit from it and it may perk him up.

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