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Pale, dry comb. ..What causes that?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KNelly, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. KNelly

    KNelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    My Brown leghorns comb is always pale and really dry. She's still upbeat, happy and eating well. Other than the comb she is fine. I'm just wondering what causes this...She just started laying 2 weeks ago. She has only taken 3 days off total. Could that be why? It's been in the 60's here too so it hasn't been cold. :-/
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Usually a bird in lay has a plump, shiny red comb and wattles...but not always.

    My most prolific pullet's comb is rather pale and dry looking.
    Some of my other layers have amazing combs, they looks like luscious ripe strawberries....others are pale and dry.

    As long as she seems healthy and active, I would not worry.
    There are some rules of thumb that are generalizations most often holding true, but not absolutes.
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  3. KNelly

    KNelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    Thank you so much for your reply! She is my best layer too.

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