Discolored-grey tone comb and wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by copper, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. copper

    copper New Egg

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    Hello,
    We have 7 girls all in there various stages of molting. One in particular started first with the spotty kind of molt, looks like she is done. Her comb and wattle are now a pale grey tone red. The rest of the flock are all their normal bright red. Is there par for the course, low in protein, or something else. They are 1 1/2 old, it is our first experience with molting with them being mature. Would love and appreciate some expertise.
    Thanks,
    Nancy
     
  2. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. copper

    copper New Egg

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    :weeeWhat a relief, she's a favorite! Thanks for the extra info.[​IMG]
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just try to feed her up, and any others in molt..with some extra protein..and maybe some good vitamins..
    takes a lot of protein to grow new feathers..

    the comb will redden up when she starts back laying.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    First choice is to add AviaCharge 2000 (a complete and certified organic approved supplement formulated for daily use available to purchase online thru McMurry or Strombergs)
    Failing that I would get the vitamin supplement that most petstores will carry for molting birds and then in addition to that add wheatgermoil through their feed (or polyvisol enfamil) and sunflower seed hearts to their feed (with the occasional cooked egg)
     

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