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Blue/purple wattle on hen.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rellimall, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. rellimall

    rellimall Hatching

    Feb 27, 2015

    She is still laying and moving around, but looks awful. She is about 1.5 -2 years old. The rest of the flock seems fine, except for a rooster with a small amount of discharge in one eye. We did notice a decrease in egg production for the flock (21 birds) about a month ago, but could be winter related......... Thanks.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. There are several thing that can cause swollen wattles in chickens, including fowl cholera (pasteurella multacida,) infectious coryza, Mareks disease, frostbite, and tick or insect bites. Do you notice any swelling of her leg joints or foot pads? Here are some links to read about fowl cholera and coryza:

    hen with Mareks disease
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015

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