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pecan

  • Joined Oct 2014
bantum cockerel sudden death
« on: October 18, 2014, 11:53:28 pm »
Have several bantums .  Hens gone off lay mackerel was predominantly black in colour start going white (whole feathers) was about 2 years old.  Mackerel for uhh nd dead outside of coop no signs of trauma or Injury.  Any ideas as to cause ???

pecan

  • Joined Oct 2014
Re: bantum cockerel sudden death
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 08:52:55 am »
That should have said cockerel dropped dead

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: bantum cockerel sudden death
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 06:44:01 am »
A darkened comb would indicate a heart attack Pecan. A pale comb would indicate blood loss from either internal bleeding or red mite in the coop. We have two cockerels that started black and whose feathers showed white after the first year. I put that down to the same mechanism as going grey in humans.

 

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