Chickens comb is blue

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  1. nicksbirds

    nicksbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it all right if one of my chickens comb is slightly blue on top
     
  2. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it frostbite or is the comb naturally colored that way?
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It depends on how much of the comb is blue. If it is only the back tip, this could be something viral or even a bit of heart related. If the entire thing is blue, definitely something with circulation and heart. I have a hen that the back tip of her comb will turn a tiny bit bluish/purple occasionally. She did have MS years ago.
     
  4. nicksbirds

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    I don't know she was given to me by a friend
    I've had her for four weeks and she acts fine
    I don't know what MS is
     
  5. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does their comb feel cold when you touch it?
     
  6. nicksbirds

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    No it's warm
     
  7. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh. well sometimes the tip of my chickens comb is purple and it feels cold probably because of bad blood circulation. Of course it turns back to a normal red once shes up and moving. :p [​IMG]
     
  8. nicksbirds

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    Now it looks whiter
     
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  10. nicksbirds

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    No just on the back of the comb on its tip
     

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