Pale Faces on my RIR hens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cheeps, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. cheeps

    cheeps Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Rockwell, NC
    This is probably a silly question...

    Yesterday when DF and I were out working on our new chicken house yesterday when he pointed out my three RIR hens faces were unusually pale (ie, not red like usual). Is this a sign of something being wrong? They are acting like their normal mean selves and are eating, drinking, and laying normally.

    Any thoughts?
  2. zachary

    zachary Hatching

    Mar 7, 2009
    NO my RIR hens do that to when they an lay egg.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  3. Mine are RIR crosses (mutts) but I find their wattles/combs change during the day during laying, excitement, grooming...but keep an eye on them if you believe this is something different.
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    My banty cochin's face changes based on the temp, her mood, whether she's eating, etc. Nothing to be concerned about unless their behavior changes as well.

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