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Rooster turns blue when stressed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChelseysChicken, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. ChelseysChicken

    ChelseysChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had this white oegb rooster for a week since day one has turned blue in the comb waddles Earlobes when stresses / handled/ transported. What could it be?
     
  2. ChelseysChicken

    ChelseysChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heart condition?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be that he has a heart proble or a breathing problem. If he is molting, that be be more stressful, too. I notice my head rooster has been doingthat at times this week, and he has been molting lately. As long as it pinks up when he is not stressed, I would just watch him. Make sure that he has not mites or lice on him, and I would also worm him with Valbazen 1/8 to 1/4 ml given orally, then repeat it in 10 days.
     
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  4. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff orpington rooster does the same thing. If I pick up one of my hens and carry her out of the run his comb will have a bluish tinge on the edges. He's been doing it since he's grown a comb, and everything else seems fine about him.
     
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