1. Dusty Bottoms

    Dusty Bottoms Out Of The Brooder

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    Noticed today that my White Star hen Twinkle (as named by my daughter) has lost some color in the middle of her comb and it's pretty floppy. She just started laying a week ago, not sure if this is normal or not. My wife says I'm acting like a hypochondriac![​IMG]
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    If she is a leghorn then the flop is normal. The color could be frostbite though. You can treat with vaseline.
     
  3. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she currently laying? Sometimes chickens will have bright rosy combs when they are in lay that turn a dull pink color when they are not. It could also simply just be dry skin. It *could* be frostbite turning the comb color but usually it turns black. You can still rub some Vaseline on her comb to prevent frostbite just in case.
     
  4. Dusty Bottoms

    Dusty Bottoms Out Of The Brooder

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    She just started laying a week ago...I'm going to buy some vaseline tomorrow
     

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