Comb pale

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dmccann, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday i noticed one of my march 2010 hens comb is pale in color. I do not know if she is laying or not.She is off by her self more ,i did notice her drinking this morning.I did worm them 2 months ago.They have free choice shell, layer feed & h20 24/7. I give them straw to play in along with oats and sunflower seed. They also have a flock block,ac vinegar in 1 waterer.Also i noticed her stepping high. Any ideas? thanks
     
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  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I'd be interested in knowing what this signals. Two of my three brown leghorns have pale combs that now are scabbed. I haven't seen anything peck at them so I'm wondering if they're cracking? Can anyone direct us to a good thread on this subject?











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  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    Check her for mites and lice, including scaly leg mites.
     
  4. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I checked mine for mites and lice and found nothing on them. I found a couple of soft shelled eggs on the poop board yesterday. One Leghorn is laying just fine and looks fine. I don't know which of the other two layed the soft shelled eggs. These would be their first eggs. I put some seven dust on them just because I had them caught up and figured it couldn't hurt. I also put some Blue on their combs in case they've been pecked at....just because I haven't seen it doesn't mean it didn't happen. These birds are acting fine otherwise. They get a good diet and show no signs of illness. Don't know what else I can do except wait.
     

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