Comb color changes?

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

  1. RiverBendPol

    RiverBendPol Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi-
    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

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    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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