Fading Rooster Comb


In the Brooder
5 Years
May 18, 2014
Southern Indiana
I've searched other threads and can't really find much for roosters. We've had our bantam since April and he was about 4-5 weeks at that time. A few days ago I noticed that his comb seems faded and he is not as active as he typically can be (he will usually come out of the coop and charge at us until he realizes it's us, and he's not following the hens around the house, just stays by the coop). I haven't seen any worms in the poop, he's still eating (they are out in the yard 1-2 times a day to free range and then also get pellets). Is this something to be concerned about? Is there something I need to do for him? TIA!


Flock Master
8 Years
Jan 10, 2013
I would be concerned. Pale comb in a rooster suggests an anemia/illness. Best to consult a vet. If you don't have access, call your extension office, they can help.

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