Comb color changes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RiverBendPol, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. RiverBendPol

    RiverBendPol Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2009
    We're in Maine where it is cold and snowy already. (altho today it is balmy 30!)
    My 3 Buff Orps have been molting and not laying since the end of August. Yesterday I noticed all 3 combs and wattles have turned a sort of pale reddish-peach color and have shrunk! Is this major color change a normal wintertime behavior? I'm worried. Combined with the long molt and lack of eggs could it mean I actually have sick hens and not just a normal phase of chicken-ness going on?[​IMG] Thanks.
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    I am sorry to hear of this development. I did not know it could happen, unless it has something to do with a very cold climate and certain breeds? Be patient and someone on BYC will have some knowledge of the condition. [​IMG]

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