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Bantom with pale comb/head for 1 month

post #1 of 5
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Hello and thank you for reading my post.

 

One of my one year old bantoms – perhaps a Mille Fleur d'Uccle (I am not sure due to adoption) – has had a very pale head and comb for the past month. Additionally, while she was top chicken a month ago, she is now skittish, gets pecked on, and refuses to be picked up.

 

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with her eating patterns and bowel movements as my family has had to take care of my chickens during my long absence.

 

I wonder if anyone has some advice – supplements I might try etc. I would like to avoid taking her to the vet due to financial constraints, but also want to be sure she is well!

 

Thank you for any insights!

post #2 of 5

could she be molting because their usual red will turn lighter during molting.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

I wish she was molting and that was the answer.

 

I do not want to get ahead of myself, but is lymphoid leukosis common? The timing (nearing the age of maturity) and symptoms (pale comb) align.

 

I will see my chicken this weekend and look for the other symptoms: loss of appetite, diarrhea, weakness, enlarged kidney/enlarged abdomen. 

 

Any other advice welcomed!

post #4 of 5

I haven't heard of that one but keep bumping this thread and maybe one of the other more experienced people will chime in, like eggcesive or cartspony

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Wanted to make another call out for advice. Pale comb advice? What might I look for or try?

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