floppy pale comb

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  1. chicken loco

    chicken loco New Egg

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    hi I am new here! i have a 5 month old plymouth rock hen (it hasnt layed it's first egg yet), its comb started to get floppy and paler 2 days ago and today its just worse i dont know if this is because it's dehydrated or because it will lay an egg soon but I am very worried. it is still as naughty as usually but seem a little bit more tierd. :(

    Please any coments or suggestions or experiences are welcome!:p
     
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  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be a lot of things. Hens who are not laying tend to have paler combs and wattles. Don't know where you are but if it is winter there that could be one reason. If she is acting tired though, she could have worms. If you don't deworm your flock on a regular basis, you should be. use a broad spectrum dewormer.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  4. chicken loco

    chicken loco New Egg

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    hi we are in summer here so maybe it could be the overheat?
     
  5. chicken loco

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    thank you so much I will!
     
  6. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pale comb is a sign of dehydration. As mentioned, it could be something else, too. Is she acting normal? How is her poop? I'd recommend putting some vitamins and electrolytes in her water. You could give her some melon as well. It wouldn't hurt to scramble her up some eggs either.
     
  7. chicken loco

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    she's acting as normal, she still runs and plays with the other chickens and is noisier than before, and her poop is normal too. its really just the pale color that has changed
     
  8. chicken loco

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    yeah I put some drops of colispirol( i think that's what it is called) in her water
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under chicken loco [​IMG] Welcome!

    I do hope that your hen is OK.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] make sure she has free access to cool water, and shade. Heat/dehydration can take a lot out of a bird.
     

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