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Does this hen's comb and wattles look too pale?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jonalisa, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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    My Blue Orpington is almost 18 weeks old. Her comb and wattles seem paler than my other 8 hens (all different breeds). Some of my hens have combs and wattles that very small still, and I also have 3 hens close to laying whose combs are very red, so its difficult to compare them.
    My Blue seems healthy other than the fact that she is close to the bottom of the pecking order and gets picked on here and there by the top hens.
    Should I be concerned? Is there anything I should look for or give her?

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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she acting strange at all? Does she fluff up in an awkward form or sneeze, hack, wheeze etc?
     
  3. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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    Not really. No sneezing or ruffled feathers. She seems as active as the others.
    She does look a little scruffy but she's changing color, so I am not quite sure. They are all on grower food. They get electrolytes/probiotics about twice a month. I supplement feed with boiled egg/raw veg every week. Here are some more photos...
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  4. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's just maturing a little slowly. My RSL and production red gals are all the same ages- 7 are laying now and have red faces and bright red larger combs and wattles- others are still small, pale, and kind of waxy looking. she'll catch up.
     
  5. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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    I'm really relieved to hear that!
    Thanks...I'll still keep an eye on her but I feel better about it.
     

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