Rooster’s head has turned purple from cold

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Hi everyone, I have a bantam rooster who I’m concerned about because his entire face has turned a purple color. The coldest it’s been is in the 20s but it’s obviously affected him quite a bit already. He did get some frostbite last year and the very tips of his comb ended up falling off, but otherwise he’s been lively and healthy. But his year is worse and none of my other roosters have shown signs of frostbite yet. I live in Vermont so it can get quite cold.
Does it look like he’ll be all right? And is there anything I can do to help with this?
 

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Liv's chickens

Songster
Nov 6, 2017
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Southern Vermont
He looks severely cyanotic to me. Which means he is suffering from lack of oxygen, probably some kind of heart (or liver) issue.

Just to make sure: did you check him and your coop for poultry mites?
Ok, interesting! I’ll be looking into that. He does usually seem to have slightly darker coloration than my other birds but never this bad, but this could make sense. I’ve checked my birds and the coop and I haven’t found any mites.
 

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Songster
Nov 6, 2017
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He's got ice crystals all over his head. His shelter needs to be protected from the wind.
He has a fully enclosed coop which is available for him at all times so I don’t think there’s much more than I can do on that end, but I’ll be putting a bunch of hay in there for extra insulation soon as well.
 

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