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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Well I hope every one is guilty of the three O's for Xmas.

Over eat, over drink,and over sleep.

I have had a great run with my poultry, but as always ;"all good things come to an end".

I have a second year Black Leghorn rooster whose head regalia is large.

The comb seems to me to be extra large and of course has wilted,causing a lot of yellow gunk to form on the under side.

With this comes a rather rancid odour I tried a splash of Detol it probably didn't do any harm but can't see that it did any good , the poor bloke spends a lot of time in reverse trying to get away from his given endowment

However,amazingly to me, he is still working and eating.

I thought of surgery but forsaw some huge problems .

I'm wondering if the excellent BYP,think tank, would have some ideas on how to rectify this problem?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: rooster in reverse
PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:05 pm 
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This is typically where a breeding bird would benefit from being dubbed. That means removing the comb to lighten his head up and solve that problem. There is a lot of debate about the welfare issues associated with that but there are at time welfare issues with not doing it.

Do you have photos of him?

Merry Christmas to you too. :-D

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