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HELP! Red faced chicken!

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Is this normal? I woke up and noticed my chicken had a red face, I'm pretty sure it didn't look like that 2 days ago! I don't know much on chickens, I won this one in a fair. Perhaps it's a different chicken breed from the ones that I'm used to...

http://yfrog.com/6fdsc0006jxj

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I apologize if I'm being too paranoid.

post #2 of 12

It seems fine to me.  A lot of games I believe have the "red faces"  How old is it?

4 dogs, 1 cat, 2 buff silkies, 2 EE rosters,  1 brown leghorn/blacksexlink cross rooster, and his daughter-mom was a game
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4 dogs, 1 cat, 2 buff silkies, 2 EE rosters,  1 brown leghorn/blacksexlink cross rooster, and his daughter-mom was a game
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post #3 of 12

Is it a hen?  Don't know a lot about game birds.  But when hens get ready to start laying their combs and wattles will get very red.

Colleen
EE, Australorp, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Mille Fleur and Porcelain D'Uccles, Bantam Salmon Faverolles, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians and Maine Coon Cat, Ducks, and Sebastopol Geese.

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Colleen
EE, Australorp, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Mille Fleur and Porcelain D'Uccles, Bantam Salmon Faverolles, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians and Maine Coon Cat, Ducks, and Sebastopol Geese.

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post #4 of 12
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He's 5 months old. I don't think it'll lay eggs soon, they told me that those chicken never lay eggs, they're used for food hmm

post #5 of 12

Well, sorry.  i guess i'm not a lot of help.  roll   Hopefully someone else will give you a better answer.

Colleen
EE, Australorp, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Mille Fleur and Porcelain D'Uccles, Bantam Salmon Faverolles, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians and Maine Coon Cat, Ducks, and Sebastopol Geese.

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Colleen
EE, Australorp, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Mille Fleur and Porcelain D'Uccles, Bantam Salmon Faverolles, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians and Maine Coon Cat, Ducks, and Sebastopol Geese.

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post #6 of 12

Could be a breed of cornish.  They have read faces.   That is just my guess!  Good luck!   fl

mother to a wonderful 14 yr old boy,2 step children, 2 dogs-1 corgi, 1 red heeler,  1 cat and a bunch of chickens. Married to a wonderful man who puts up with my love of chickens!
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mother to a wonderful 14 yr old boy,2 step children, 2 dogs-1 corgi, 1 red heeler,  1 cat and a bunch of chickens. Married to a wonderful man who puts up with my love of chickens!
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post #7 of 12

It's fine. My chickens have red faces.

post #8 of 12

just my opinion, but for 5 mos. old, "he" does not look like a "he".  It is normal for them to redden up at this age.

Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by IronAnne 

He's 5 months old. I don't think it'll lay eggs soon, they told me that those chicken never lay eggs, they're used for food hmm


I am so very sorry, but that statement made me lau  gig   and lau some more!

How do they reproduce if the hens do not lay eggs? gig

Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

From what they told me, white hen do not lay eggs. They are born from a brown hen and a white rooster hmm

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