Healthy chickens but wattles get pale

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gertsgal, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. gertsgal

    gertsgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my chickens rest and relax their wattles turn from bright red to pale pink. Is this normal? It doesn't happen to all my girls. Thanks!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, as far as I know, that is normal. When chickens (or any animal) relax, their heart slows, slightly decreasing the blood flow to the other parts of the body. I assume that this causes the color loss--it happens in my chickens, too.
     
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  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Other than that, are they active and have a good appetite? Are any moulting? What do you feed them on a daily basis.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    This happens to my chickens too. When my birds are really relaxed and comfortable, their wattles and comb get really pale. They act perfectly healthy otherwise (they've been wormed and have no mites, too), so I can only assume that it is normal. Your birds are probably fine. [​IMG]
     

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