Pale Comb and Wattles related to heat?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by acw123, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering as this is my first summer with chickens if it is normal as the temp rises over 90+ for the combs and or wattles to become pale. Is this just due to the temp/heat? Otherwise they are perfectly normal, laying same and acting same.
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you wormed them? Checked for lice/mites? Parasites could be the cause.
     
  3. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could also be diet related. I change my birds' feed and their combs' color changed back to red/much healthier looking again. I added game bird feed. Interesting how the comb is an indicator of so many things.

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  4. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that after my mamma hens got off the nest, their combs were pale. I guess their hormone levels went down when they stopped laying.
     
  5. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one BA hen whose wattles went almost white. After awhile, I noticed it was gone so I assumed it must have had something to do wi/diet. just guessing though [​IMG]
     

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