Pale comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mugs, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Mugs

    Mugs Out Of The Brooder

    58
    2
    41
    Apr 2, 2012
    Wisconsin
    1) What type of bird , age and weight: Americauna, 1 year, I don't know weight
    2) What is the behavior, exactly: normal
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? see below
    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No
    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Nothing
    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. layer pellets and part time free range
    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    It looks normal
    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Nothing
    9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Treat myself
    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use wood shavings from Tractor supply


    I only have two hens. The one in question, Marilyn has never laid much. I've have them since March. The other hen,Snow White, is the boss hen.

    ;Marilyn has been broody a couple of times. The first was shortly after I got them in March. The last was in August. She laid eggs for about two weeks and then went broody. Her comb was nice and red during the laying,

    I know who is laying because Marilyn's eggs are smaller than Snowy's and more olive green. The Snowy's eggs are larger and more of a bluish color. Because Snowy lays more I've seen her get up off an egg or even drop one when she is on the nest and sees me coming.

    Both are acting just fine. A check of Marilyn looks ok. No bugs, crop and vent ok.


    [​IMG]

    Here she is!

    My main concern is that she has rarely laid eggs. With only two hens it would be nice if both did.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by