Pale comb..Interesting behavior..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Broodyhen, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Broodyhen

    Broodyhen Hatching

    Apr 26, 2010
    My girls are 20 weeks old. One is laying, rather irregularly for about a week, and another is starting to be led to the nest by Cogburn, our rooster. This afternoon, one girl was in the dust bowl, and her comb was so pale, almost white. When I spoke to her, she got up and it turned bright red. When she walked away from me, it turned pale again. What's up? Is that a mating call or something?
  2. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chirping

    Jun 7, 2010
    Palo, Iowa
    She is just expelling heat throught her comb. My barred rock does it every so often. I was freaked the first time I saw it and got her to stand up and the color came back. Wouldn't worry unless it stays pale for a long time.

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