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White earlobes?

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I was recently told that if a chicken has white earlobes it is a sign of infection and they are sick?  Is this true?

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Some chickens have white earlobes.  Do you mean they were red before and turned white?

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No they have just developed but my chicken is only 14 weeks old and is still growing.  I got really scared when I heard that the white earlobes means they are sick.  Mine all seem very healthy but that statement made me very nervous.

Wife to a wonderful husband of almost a year  Mommy to a foxhound, pitbull, Miniature schnauzer, hamster, and 8 silkies, 6 RIRs, 6 mixed bantams, and 2 Pekins that are my babies.
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post #4 of 8

Not too worry. If I remember right, white earlobes means they will lay white eggs, red earlobes, colored eggs.  hide

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"It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one."    CARPE DIEM
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I have a couple of hens with white earlobes that are laying brown eggs.  They are healthy and happy.  I think someone is misinformed or pulling your leg.

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How did I go from 4 to 24 chickens?

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post #6 of 8

I thought I would get it backwards. Sorry smack

"It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one."    CARPE DIEM
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"It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one."    CARPE DIEM
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ok thank yall! Feeling betting now! big_smile

Wife to a wonderful husband of almost a year  Mommy to a foxhound, pitbull, Miniature schnauzer, hamster, and 8 silkies, 6 RIRs, 6 mixed bantams, and 2 Pekins that are my babies.
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post #8 of 8

Most chickens with White Earlobes lay White Eggs
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/53087_jr.jpg

Most Chickens with Brown Earlobes lay Brown eggs.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/53087_6chloe.jpg

There are some exceptions but that is the general 'rule'

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