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"Deflating" or "Shrinking" Comb???? What's up with that???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Preservation Acres, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Ancona hen that's in the middle of a full molt.

    She typically has a very large and very red comb that flops over like a leghorn hen's comb. Right now, she's otherwise very healthy and active, but her comb is getting smaller and smaller every day. It's also pinkish and not bright red like it usually is.

    Any clues?
     
  2. crystalchik

    crystalchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Marans roo in the middle of a molt that is doing the exact same thing! I had a slight heart attack when I saw him...he looked absolutely awful!
    I have no idea what it is though...sorry, but i will keep checking in to see if anyone else knows!
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Their combs will do that when they are molting and not laying. When in full lay she will get back a large waxy bright red comb. Make sure she has enough protein during a molt.
     
  4. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm giving my chickens lots of protein since they're molting.
     

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