pale comb and wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erin0415, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white leghorn went broody, set for 20 days, went into a molt, and now her feathers are coming in nicely, but I noticed her comb and wattles look much paler than they did before. They are a pale pink. Is this from some kind of nutritional deficiency??? She eats a layer feed with lots of fresh veggies and table scraps.
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are like that too right after a molt. It has taken months and their combs and wattles are finally starting to turn reddish again. I think it's normal for this time of year.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is perfectly normal for her comb to turn pale during moult season and this time of year. As she starts coming back into lay, you will see it brighten up again.
     
  4. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!
     

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