While all is well now we had a scary moment yesterday. My cockerel (named Phat) started making a noise that sounded like sneezing. Over and over. Then his comb and wattles turned purple then blueish. I realized he was choking so I ran over to him and started to massage his crop. This did not help and he was looking at me like "please help me". So I thought what about the Heimlich manuver....? I had no idea how to do that on a chicken but it thought he was dead if I didn't try. What could it hurt? I used the heel of my hands on each side of his rib cage close to his sternum and made a few quick thrusts. I couldn't believe it but he started breathing and his comb and wattles turned red again. Phat is doing great and lively as ever. I just had to share!