should I be concerned about his comb turning black?

coltssuperbowl83

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jpalmatier83

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Jul 15, 2016
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Nothing I've ever seen referenced before. Without knowing where you're at I'm guessing it's not frost bite. Is he well hydrated? Is there a possibility of physical damage? Best guess is, no, no immediate worries.
 

coralbell7

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Apr 21, 2016
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From what I've read it could be he's stressed, excited or possibly a circulatory problem. Rooster's combs can turn purple when they are excited or stressed. If he is excited, it should go back to normal and will happen intermittently. If he is stressed, it might signal a circulation issue.
Also, you may want to check to see if he's getting picked on either by the hens or another roo?
Either way, I would keep an eye on him and see if it progresses.
I hope this helps a little
 

Aji Dulce

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Jun 30, 2013
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From what I've read it could be he's stressed, excited or possibly a circulatory problem. Rooster's combs can turn purple when they are excited or stressed. If he is excited, it should go back to normal and will happen intermittently. If he is stressed, it might signal a circulation issue.
Also, you may want to check to see if he's getting picked on either by the hens or another roo?
Either way, I would keep an eye on him and see if it progresses.
I hope this helps a little
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I have the same issue with our new rooster, who is on day 2 of quarantine, here he is in the transport kennel. We since gave them a coop with run of their own. You can see his comb os blackish on the back end of it. I know it was stressful for them, so I’ll give him about a week to normalize, before I worry about bad circulation.
 
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