why has my rooster comb go abit purple???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jason180sx, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    i have a japanese bantam rooster and at the back of his comb he gone a bit purple
    why?
     
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
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    Quote:It could be stress, lack of oxygen,s omething to do with the feed? Have you changed your feed lately or the number of your birds?
     
  3. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It could be stress, lack of oxygen,s omething to do with the feed? Have you changed your feed lately or the number of your birds?

    yes but it one of the new birds i have it about a month
     
  4. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Did the weather change maybe? Or did he eat something wrong? I had a hen do that to me and she came down with an impacted crop shortly thereafter. Maybe give them some yoghurt and ACV to flush things out and then some nice treats like watermelon? Just a guess [​IMG]
     
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I see this happen to my roosters once in a while. the color eventually comes back. I don't know what causes it. My birds have it good. They free range and they have access to fresh food and water all day.
     
  6. J's Orpingtons

    J's Orpingtons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its because they are keen to mate! [​IMG]
     
  7. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd treat him for upper respiratory with some antibiotics. Does the face turn purplish blue too? Be careful not to stress him out in any way. Don't lay him on his back, things like that. Make sure coop is free of ammonia smell. Make sure he's eating.
     
  8. ILOVELEGHORNS

    ILOVELEGHORNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, what is the weather like in Ireland? Did the temps get a bit cooler? Happens all the time to my roosters when there is a sudden change of temp. If its temp related, its absolutely normal. Their blood flow goes to more important places for survival,
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Comb color is an imperfect indicator of health in chickens. Sometimes color changes mean something pertinent to a bird's health, but often it means nothing. Temperature changes, hormonal changes, humidity changes, light exposure, and bird health are all things that could lead to comb color changes. If your bird is lacking any significant indicators of health problems, then I would just watch him, but not worry too much about him.

    Good luck.
     
  10. copperblack999

    copperblack999 New Egg

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    mine has done the same but i dont know what too do i have read that the best thing to do is isolate the cockerel keep it warm but not hot and feed and water it clean fresh food and water.
     

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