Danish leghorns comb turning blue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WitchChick, May 22, 2017.

  1. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_7254.JPG IMG_7259.JPG IMG_7260.JPG I have noticed this before and again today. Both of my Danish leghorns have purple spots in their comb, it's as if one side of it is turning blue.
    They're acting normal, eating well, laying eggs.

    I'm going to attach some photos. Unfortunately, I am in a boot, and can't chase them right now ! I tried to get as close as possible to take photos. None of my other chickens are affected, And they are all different breeds. My leg horn's have a very big floppy cones. It has been getting very hot here, and today it was 101. When I went out there they had knocked their water over, so I wonder if this could be dehydration?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Your photos are a bit blurry. I think I see pecking wounds on it's comb. When a comb turns blue it us usually a sign of lack of oxygen. Your hen just looks like it has some damage on its comb, but it's hard to see clearly.
     
  3. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes sorry, I was trying to get close to them with the phone but I can't keep up with my foot in the boot !
    Both of the Danish are actually very low in the pecking order, so that could be it. I will have my son catch him tomorrow so we can inspect them better .
     

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