darkening of combs/waddles (illness or stains from pomegranates)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Karen 2739, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Karen 2739

    Karen 2739 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2010
    San Diego
    My hens seem perfectly healthy except they all have darkening areas only on the front of their combs and waddles. I did think I'd heard a sneeze sound a few times, but nothing much. One of my hens hasn't laid an egg in a week, so I started searching for reasons. Now I am a little worried. I have been feeding them pomegranates lately so I assumed that was what it was from. It makes sense that they color would cause dark staining. I really examined them and just can't tell. There is no staining of their beaks.

    Any thoughts?
  2. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    South Carolina
    I have also noticed something similar to this. One of my hens has had a black spot on her comb at one of the tips, and she makes weird Sneezing/wheezing noises sometimes. Any ideas?

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