Pale wattle with little scratches???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by krisZ, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. krisZ

    krisZ New Egg

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    So I'm new to raising chickens. And today I noticed that one of my chicken's wattles was considerably paler than it has been and there are a few tiny scratches on the one side. Now coincidentally, today we also got our first two eggs from them (they're about 4 months old and I have four hens total). Could it be related to egg laying or is there something else going on here?

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like she might have gotten into a fight. If they aren't getting enough nutrients then laying a egg can make her comb paler.
     
  3. krisZ

    krisZ New Egg

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    ok, that was my suspicion. I went out yesterday and bought some oyster shell. her color looks a bit better today. thank you!
     

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