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Comb Colour

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HarrysHut, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. HarrysHut

    HarrysHut Out Of The Brooder

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    My two light Sussex chickens combs have recently been changing colour flops who's comb was bright red has recently gone pale pink to a murky dark purples red and my other chicken tinys comb is very small and has gone from very pale pink to a deep purpley red should I be concerned
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? Do they look/act normal other than the comb color? The color of combs can range from pale to deep red or purple depending on a bird's mood, health, and even breed. Purple coloring, though, in most breeds, is usually because of lack of circulation, because the bird is cold, frostbite, or heart problems. But if your birds act normal and healthy, then they're probably fine.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Extremely cold or hot weather can cause combs to turn purple. Is it particularly cold or warm where you are?
     
  4. HarrysHut

    HarrysHut Out Of The Brooder

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    They are just coming up to a year old this morning one of them fell over yet we do not know what is causing them to do this they are a bit less lively than the others
     

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