ok first off i hope msbear doesnt freak when she sees this.....ok so i just got the little guy and i put him in the coop with my redsexlinks and he was fine until i let him free range with my other banties....then he learned how much he liked being outside with them and became quite the little escape artist...he got out of his coop...i finally figured out how he did it just didnt really know it was possible...luckily this time i noticed him on the roof of the coop talking up a storm just before i left...he let me catch him east...i think he was just saying "Look what I did!" Then I put him in with my other banties because they seemed to be getting along so well...so i checked every nook and cranny of that place! NOWAY NOHOW could he get out...well somehow...he did....i THINK he may have flew up to the top of the coop (probably 8 feet high) and theres a little tiny little place at the top of the door where it doesnt quite meet the ceiling....that may be it....i will be fixing that before he returns...didnt even know it was like that until i was searching the place for an explanation.....everyone else has been fine in there...well he was out all night and when i found him the next day this is what he looked like. >black things on comb and yellow stains on earlobes< He has been inside for 2 days now and I just noticed that he is sneezing and has pretty loose stools?? help?! i cannot believe I just got him and he's already sick!!! note: normally his earlobes are not this wrinkley either...i think thats the part that freaks me out the most! from farway, though, they are not noticable oh and the worst part is he is in the basement where my baby chicks are!!!!! theyre only 5days old!! update!!! just FREAKED out and moved him in my room and AWAY from the chicks!! I hope he hasnt caused too much damage to them yet!! Hes been in there for 2 days....but hes been in a big plastic bin with the lid 3/4 of the way closed....but still he wasnt the first day. I only just noticed the sneezing..although that doesnt mean it wasnt happening the whole time!