Hello, I just lost one of my favorite birds, my rooster Fritz. I have talked to all the people I know who have chickens and nobody can help. Could you maybe help? ) What type of bird , age and weight.- Silver laced Wyandotte rooster, 9 months, maybe 3lbs? 2) What is the behavior, exactly. he was acting normal in the morning, at night I found him laying in the snow, not moving, comb was dark blueish, purple, suspected frostbite. eyes closed, not wanting to eat, barely breathing, cold to the touch. once he warmed up his comb returned to normal color. He did start stargazing though. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? was fine in the morning (8Am), came back at 5 and he was sick 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? Not recently but I did have a bird act like she had a stroke in midsummer. she too just laid there and was "stargazing". I euthanized her. 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. nope. not a scratch on him. 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. I have no clue. he lives with another rooster and 14 hens. never had any fights. 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. yes, in fact he was eating the morning thereof and his crop was half full at night. just your regular chicken layer grain. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. little liquid, little bit of green in it 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? I force fed him some warm water and he took it before he died. 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Could I please know if you have an idea what this may be and if the others are in danger? 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. I do not but I have not buried the carcass yet. 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use Chicken house made out of wood. They have an enclosed dirt run that they are in to be away from other animals. We currently have ice and snow and they stay in most of the time. I do have a heat lamp going. They are on a screen. Using straw for nests. Bedding on the bottom (inaccessible to birds) is sawdust. I clean once a week. I did treat the birds with empethrine (I believe it's called) 2 weeks ago. I checked and could see no signs of infestation. Checked other birds as well and nothing. I am worried because of how fast this happened at what it might be. Once I got him into the house I put him next to a heater and he started to come around. He was unable to stay upright, lept falling over. No balance. Maybe he had a stroke too? He is on egg layer grain, oyster shell and crop supplements. always have fresh water. Could you please help me and maybe email me your ideas? I am so worried. Thank you!