Comb turning purple towards top?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LCARTER87, May 24, 2012.

  1. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Songster

    Mar 27, 2011
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Today I noticed that one of my girls a buff orpington's comb has started to turn almost purple towards the top, when I touch it she doesnt seem to be bothered by it, but I'm worried maybe she is getting sun burned? It's up in the 100's here right now but the girls always have a lot of water, misters ect. She is acting normal. I also noticed a few of my others birds combs are doing it as well! Does anyone have any ideas?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Don't worry about it. Combs change colors all the time in response to a variety of things such as ambient temperature, hormone levels, humidity, blood oxygen saturation levels, light levels, etc. Comb color is an imperfect indicator of chicken health, so sometimes the color changes are significant, but often it means nothing at all. Unless your birds are showing more concrete signs of a health problem, I would not worry about it.

    Good luck.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    LCARTER. As long as your Buff Orpington is eating/drinking, acting normal...I wouldnt worry about it.
    Last edited: May 25, 2012

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