What can cause a droopy comb? Please Help pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrstiffanymayer, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. mrstiffanymayer

    mrstiffanymayer In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2009
    Bakersfield California
    I need help understanding what can cause a droopy comb in a cockerel.

    Some info:

    he is 11 weeks old. Right about 10 weeks his comb drooped over to the left, not all the way to touch his eye, but no longer erect.

    He is a New Hampshire Red.

    I have thouroughly checked for mites and lice - found nothing.

    I have added organic ACV and alternating poultry vitamins to waterer.

    I have fed a mash of plain probiotic yogurt, applesauce, grower feed, acv. once a day for 3 days now.

    His normal diet is grower crumbles Dumor brand, and he free ranges. He sometimes gets treats :watermelon, lettuce, sunflower seeds, grapes, blueberries, zuccini, tomatoes, bread

    His poop is normal.

    His comb and part of his face is starting to look discolored, but I am not sure if it is dirt, I am going out there now to see if it washes off....

    He seems kind of skinny, but I watch him eat and his crop is full at night and empty in the morning.

    Please help, I am concerned and dont want to miss something that couldve helped him.




  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Hot weather causes it, I think.
  3. mdbokc

    mdbokc Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Mine have had that...no problems so far, knock on wood...because I know my day is coming!

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