Light pink comb on 19 week old hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TaconChicks, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. TaconChicks

    TaconChicks In the Brooder

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    One of my girl's comb has gone from red to light pink this week.

    Upon further examination this morning, two of the other girls (also 19 weeks old) have a very small black spot on their comb.

    The girls all free range on my 1/2 acre. They are still on the chick starter since they are not laying yet. (It's Purina food; bag says it is medicated.)

    Should I be concerned about the comb changes?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Comb colors change for several reasons, all in the same day sometimes. And the black spot is probably a blood spot from being pecked or scratched. I wouldn't be too concerned right now.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I wouldn't be too worried just yet either about the color changing......some black spots happen when they get pecked or from going through brush or thickets even...a scrape from a fence...a number of things...
     
  4. TaconChicks

    TaconChicks In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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