OE Banty Roo with Purple comb.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Momma_Cluck, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 OE Bantam Roo's... one is doing great, the other seems fine, but his comb is turning a dark purple...

    He hasn't been outdoors or exposed to the cold...

    What would cause this?
    Could it just be bruising ... maybe someone grabbed his comb???
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    hows he act when you get near him. does he act scared?
     
  3. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No-- He's a "Mommas Boy"... he HAS been staying up on the highest perches to keep away from the larger hens & Roo's...
    but flies to me when I come in the coop.....
     
  4. DTchickens

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    Quote:i've noticed when some get scared they're comb will change from red to purple, and sometimes even go "limp".
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've always been told that purple combs mean 'lack of airflow.' (Lack of oxygen, basically.) Not sure what to do about it, though.


    Good luck!
     

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