Hen acting broody and now combs are turning purple

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimh, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. kimh

    kimh In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2008
    Kent Island, MD
    My 3 year old Buff Orpington is all of a sudden acting broody - she stays in the nexting box all day. I took her out yesterday and she ate and drank but went right back in the nesting box -- didn't sleep on her roost and was still in there this morning. I took her out again this morning and her combs which are usually bright red are turning purple on the very top - about 1/3 of the way down. I am going to isolate her and bring her in the screened porch to observe her more carefully. Any ideas? Old age? Heart failure? Egg bound?

    Thank you!

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