pale comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ace6175, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. ace6175

    ace6175 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR's comb seems paler than it used to be. Also the leghorns. I have been reading that is could be a sign of worms? I have been looking for signs of worms in their poop, so far haven't seen anything. Does the comb color look ok? These are 22 week old chickens, just started laying in the last few weeks.
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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Pretty birds. Hope you can sort it all out. (I am too new to have good feedback for you.)
     
  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    The comb colour looks fine to me. Perhaps worm them to be sure (when were they last wormed?) In the second pic, what is one their comb, looks like a scab from a fight perhaps?
     
  4. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Leghorn had a scab on her comb when I had my roosters (now they are gone for this reason). He would mount her and bite on her comb and I am sure it hurt like heck.

    That's why I got rid of them. [​IMG]
     
  5. ace6175

    ace6175 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if it's from the rooster or fighting - both leghorns are pretty aggressive.
     

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