Pecker the Rooster's comb has turned purple

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sage, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. sage

    sage New Egg

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    Normally it's pink. He's not acting ill. The weather has not been extremely hot during the day. But it has been cooler in the evenings than usual.

    Pecker is about 1 year old. I raised him by hand. After 2 near-death experiences when he was just a little Pecker [​IMG]
    I wrapped him in a warm towel and he slept on my chest. He thinks he's a dog.

    If you have any ideas why his comb has gone purple, please advise. I don't know anything about roosters, except they crow. A LOT!!

    Thanks!
    Sage
     
  2. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I cant help you but we have a hen named pecker she pecks the window all the time wanting to come in or have treats thrown out. Guess we both have peckers [​IMG]
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    My guess is sunburn or he is near death
     

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