pale comb and face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lowry075, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I was looking at my Buff Orp today and her comb and the skin around her eyes is pale. She is currently moulting, could this be why or should I consider that there is another issue? By contrast, my Barred Rock's is red.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    That is exactly the reason for it. Molting birds generally stop laying and in the absence of laying their faces and combs get quite pale. It's hormonal. Not a thing to worry about except getting her to re-grow some feathers ASAP. Try upping her protein intake to aid in that.

    Good luck.
     
  3. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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