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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lizzy28, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Lizzy28

    Lizzy28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i just got my first chicken and im worried because her comb is pale and has something black on it, it might be a scab or something. Is there something i should do to help her?
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    How old is she? It would help if you could post a pic, but you can't because you're too new. Is the spot scabby?
    Does it wash off? Does it seem to hurt?
    And WELCOME to BYC!
     
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you got a pic? [​IMG]
     
  4. Lizzy28

    Lizzy28 Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont really have a picture thats close enough to see it but i can take one tommorow. Shes a rhode island red and i got her at a auction so im not sure how old, im guessing a few months since she hasnt started laying eggs yet and shes small.
     
  5. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I f your hen is quite young the color of her comb will be pale until she starts to get ready to lay eggs. Then it gets fleshy and dark red.
    My hens sometimes get dark spots but it doesn't seem to be a problem.
    Let's hope it is nothing more than newbie nervousness.
    WELCOME TO BYC.
     

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