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Off - color comb

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenQuest, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. ChickenQuest

    ChickenQuest New Egg

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    Jun 8, 2009
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    We have a small (12 pullets, one rooster) free-ranging flock. Recently the comb one of our pullets (who had just started laying) has turned from bright red to dull, almost brown/purple. Anyone have an idea what caused this? She seems otherwise healthy and alert. Thanks!
     
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    First [​IMG] from Wisconsin!

    I think it would be helpful to post a pic of the comb in question. But here's a bump. Maybe someone elso knows without a pic.
     
  3. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen chickens' combs redden or pale before my eyes. Their level of excitement seems to be a factor. But a pale comb could also be a sign of a heavy parasite load, or a bueish comb could indicate disease. So I would take a closer look at her.
     

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