Broody comb and wattles bleached out, is this normal?

clucktastic

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 9, 2009
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Pullman, Mi
My BR broody has been on her clutch for a week, and so far, so good. She seems really determined, and she's eating and drinking well... for a broody. I noticed today that her comb and wattles seem to have faded from a bright red to a much more faded version. Is this something that I should be worried about, or am I just being an overactive nervous parent to be? since it's my first time dealing with a broody, I'm not sure how to tell if her behavior is amiss or get any other indications as to her health and well being... Should I be feeding her something other than layer mash? would it be a good idea to switch her over to say, grower mash or something? I wonder if her nutritional intake is causing the fading of the comb and wattles...

Chickens. Delightfully worrisome things.

Thanks!
 

KellyHM

Crowing
11 Years
Sep 10, 2008
7,097
42
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Lakeland, FL
It's perfectly normal. Relax.
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She'll do what she needs to do. They usually get pale and thin when they're broody, but that's just part of it.
 

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