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pale combs, shrunken wattles, moisture around 4 month old's eyes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mieastman, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. mieastman

    mieastman In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2010
    I may have posted a message last week (can't remember). Our EE began a molt and I noticed her comb was pale and her wattle seems to have shrunk, any thoughts? We brought home 3 4month old EE and have noticed moisture around the eyes. She seems healthy but usually when my cats have watery eyes it's an allergic reaction. Your thoughts and ideas will be most appreciated.

  2. kannna

    kannna Songster

    Jul 2, 2010
    Martha's Vineyard
    Our girls' combs and wattles shrunk and paled when they molted and it got colder. two out of the three have reddened back up and one has started laying again. The third is a minorca. She's not a cold hardy chicken. My theory is she's focusing on staying warm and will resume laying in the spring. She has such a large pretty comb when its full and red and flopped over. The other two are BR and SS.

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