Changes in Comb Signify?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vixchix, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. vixchix

    vixchix Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Rhode Island Reds, Curly Sue, has suddenly developed a droopy comb. What could this indicate? Other than that, she seems fine. The comb also looks a bit darker than usual. Should I be worried?
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the hen?
     
  3. vixchix

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    She's about 2 1/2 years old.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    What does the comb itself look like? Does it have black spots or white spots? Can you take a picture and post it? That may help.
     
  5. vixchix

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    Yes, I can! I'll run out quickly and snap a picture of little Sue. Be right back!
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Also, has she stopped laying eggs? You said she seems healthy in every other way?
     
  7. vixchix

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    Sorry. I can't seem to get a decent picture between the direct sunlight and the rooster's protective nature. He doesn't like cameras!
    BUT the comb does not have spots on it anywhere. It's just droopy and a bit bluish on the tips. The hen does seem a bit sluggish. Any ideas?
     
  8. vixchix

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    I just saw your last post. I'm not sure whether she's laying or not. We're only getting one or two eggs out of 8 hens each day. I posted a question yesterday about that. If she is laying, she's not laying very often! I think my Barred Rocks are the only ones laying any eggs. Why? What am I doing wrong here?
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    I'm sure it's nothing your doing. Let me do a search for you and see what I can find. bluish tips don't sound all that good though. Keep trying to get a picture if you can that would really help. Is there any sort of discharge coming out of her vent area?
     
  10. vixchix

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    No. No discharge. You are so sweet to help! I'll check back in awhile. I have things to accomplish! I'll do some research myself a little later--and I'll also check back with you. Thanks a lot!
     

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