my roosters comb is turning white and he's acting like he doesn't feel well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommachillroy, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. mommachillroy

    mommachillroy In the Brooder

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    I noticed a few days ago that my roosters comb was turning pink and it's been getting whiter every day and he's walking around with his tail hanging down. He used to act very proud with his head and tail held high and now he's hanging his head and tail. Is he sick?[​IMG]
     

  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Crowing

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    Yes, he looks sick. He is very pretty. Did you check him all over (crop, vent, feathers for mites, etc)?
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Yes, check for mites/lice. Also, has he ever been dewormed? Both those problems can cause anemia and pale combs and it's the first place I'd start.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    X 2. If a vet is possible, I would take him. If not, I would worm him with Valbazen 1 ml orally, and repeat in 10 days. That would treat for any bad chicken worms such as capillaria worm which can cause anemia. I would be tempted to dust him with permethrin or sevin dust just in case he has mites. If you can get him some Rooster Booster Poultry Cell or Poultry Nutri-Drench, they contain iron and vitamins/minerals which he may need.
     
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