Chicken Comb Advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gazparkin, May 23, 2019.

  1. gazparkin

    gazparkin In the Brooder

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    Hi Everyone
    Looking for someone advice on my ex batt hen. I’ve had her for a year now and she’s been fine but I’ve noticed that her comb is looking a bit funny on the edges. I’ll upl oad a pic but does this look like anything to worry about. She’s eating drinking fine and scratching about in the mud normally.
     

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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Are you also concerned about those black scabby lesions around her eyes? How long has she had those?

    Can you look into her mouth and see if there is white plaque on the roof of her mouth or throat?
     
  3. gazparkin

    gazparkin In the Brooder

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  4. gazparkin

    gazparkin In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply and for pointing out the black marks on her face. She’s been head first in some blended grapes and dirt so just needed a good wash!! I’ve checked her mout throat and they all look normal. This is her after a nice bath sans the muck and grapes! BF7C4EF0-1854-4F0D-8167-877F9C59EBE7.jpeg
     
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  5. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Songster

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    Has it been especially cold lately where you are?
     
  6. gazparkin

    gazparkin In the Brooder

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    No, not cold at all. I have 2 others and their combs are lovely and red.
     
  7. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    Heart trouble? She have any fluid building in her abdomen?
     
  8. gazparkin

    gazparkin In the Brooder

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    Thanks for all your advice. I took her to the vets who thinks she had an abdominal mass (probably cancerous) and advised it was kinder to euthanise. She went off her food really quickly in the end and started to distance herself from the others. I’ve taken comfort that she had a lovely free ranged year after her time in a battery farm and died knowing kindness and had a name.
     
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