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Pale Faces, combs And Waddles

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Hello everyone and thank you for taking time to look at and answer my post. I have 5 chickens (4 hens 1 roo) two of them have pale faces combs and waddles they are bantam cochins the roo is also a bantam cochin but he is just fine with color my other two hens hav fine color two, All of them had a respitorie disease last year i used a antibiotic and it took care of the symptoms quickly but im sure they still have it its just dorment cause the bamams still sneeze like they usd to a couple times a day. Im feeding them all purina starter/grower and some oyter shells once a day. Im thinking maybe its a deficiency of some sort but i dont know the affected hens are eating and drinking well and there poop looks normal. I plan on switching them to a organic layer feed so maybe that might help? I do have a pic of when they had normal coloration but i dont have one after so ill look for a similar picture. Thanks so much i need help.

The top two hens in this photo are the ones im speaking about this is when they were normal.





And this is a what they look like now (this is not them just a photo i found that looks like how they are now.


1 dog (Titan) 3 cats ( Pickles,Beau and Angel) And 4 chickens (Lavern,Millie Fleur hen~Sir Fancy Pants, Blue Bantam Cochin Rooster~Opal, Blue Bantam Cochin hen~Latte,Blue Bantam Cochin hen. ). :~)
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1 dog (Titan) 3 cats ( Pickles,Beau and Angel) And 4 chickens (Lavern,Millie Fleur hen~Sir Fancy Pants, Blue Bantam Cochin Rooster~Opal, Blue Bantam Cochin hen~Latte,Blue Bantam Cochin hen. ). :~)
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post #2 of 5
Following for advice...I have a chicken whose face has turned pale as well. Only one out of the flock of 12. Hopefully somebody comes along with some advice!
post #3 of 5
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Wow im sorry to hear that but atleast we're not alone!
1 dog (Titan) 3 cats ( Pickles,Beau and Angel) And 4 chickens (Lavern,Millie Fleur hen~Sir Fancy Pants, Blue Bantam Cochin Rooster~Opal, Blue Bantam Cochin hen~Latte,Blue Bantam Cochin hen. ). :~)
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1 dog (Titan) 3 cats ( Pickles,Beau and Angel) And 4 chickens (Lavern,Millie Fleur hen~Sir Fancy Pants, Blue Bantam Cochin Rooster~Opal, Blue Bantam Cochin hen~Latte,Blue Bantam Cochin hen. ). :~)
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If they have recently molted or are not laying at present, they may typically have a pale comb. Decreased light in wintertime can cause a cease in laying. Adding a light on a timer in the early morning can help to give them 12 hours of daylight, which is all that is required for laying. It can take a couple of weeks to help. Also check their skin all over for signs of mites which can cause anemia. Read this link:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/08/poultry-lice-and-mites-identification.html

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Yes the two affected hens are not laying at the moment but the ones that are have a good color. Thank you so much for replying. Ill check out that link just in case and look at them for mites in the summer i try to dust them with DE and i have been trying faithfully putting a small dusting of DE, garlic powder and cayenne pepper on top of there food and some Aple cider vinegar in there water.
1 dog (Titan) 3 cats ( Pickles,Beau and Angel) And 4 chickens (Lavern,Millie Fleur hen~Sir Fancy Pants, Blue Bantam Cochin Rooster~Opal, Blue Bantam Cochin hen~Latte,Blue Bantam Cochin hen. ). :~)
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1 dog (Titan) 3 cats ( Pickles,Beau and Angel) And 4 chickens (Lavern,Millie Fleur hen~Sir Fancy Pants, Blue Bantam Cochin Rooster~Opal, Blue Bantam Cochin hen~Latte,Blue Bantam Cochin hen. ). :~)
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