This has been going on a while... getting worried, figured I'd reach out to the masses.. A couple of weeks ago, I picked up our roo to show him to a group of kids (I work on an educational farm) and he started going blue in the face and straining to breathe. Obviously, I put him down. He got better right away so I figured I just picked him up funny (somehow??) or something. Then another week goes by and a child who comes to the farm regularly was trying to pick the roo up (a very relaxed kid, he wasn't being crazy, just walking behind the roo to pick him up)... and the same thing happened. But after he had a little time to relax, he was fine again. I was just out feeding and cleaning out the coop and noticed that he was looking a little blue again. Seeing as the first times happened in conjunction with stressful-ish situations... I don't know. Since he was blue and straining a little without stress today, I'm extra worried. He was eating when I was out there, and doesn't seem sluggish or anything... he seems really normal besides the blue-ness and that he sometimes seems like he's struggling to breathe. I also have not heard him crow in at least a couple of weeks. It should be noted that this rooster is about 2-3 years old, and he's been exposed to kids and people his whole life. All summer we have tons of kids around and they pick him up, etc... we've never had any issues. He's very calm and friendly. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.