Help white comb

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BSH25, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. BSH25

    BSH25 New Egg

    Apr 19, 2016

    Hi guys just started on here and I have a killer of a predicament. I have two bluebell hens that are 8 years old they have a massive run and share it with a giant rabbit and the three of them get on really well how ever two weeks ago one of my hens fell and broke her femur (upper thigh) and we have supported it as well as moved her into a pet carry case ( to restrict movement) and she has been eating and drinking and clucking like her usual self however today I went in and her comb has gone a slight white colour but it's definitely discoloured from the rest of her and I don't know what's wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Sorry to hear about your hen and her leg. As she has broken a bone she will be down on power and if hens are under the weather the comb can become paler. Combs are a good sign of a hens health and as she is poorly I would say that is the reason behind her comb becoming lighter. Please do pop this section ~
    I'm sure members there will be able to offer you more advice.

    Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope she heals well and is back to her old self soon :fl
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry to hear about her - hope she will heal and we able to rejoin the flock.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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