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Pink Combs On A Leghorn

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by justinsgoteggz, Jan 13, 2014.

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  1. justinsgoteggz

    justinsgoteggz New Egg

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    my leghorns are laying but have pink combs... is this a usual problem or something i should be worried about...
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    A picture would really help for us to see what you mean by pink. Sometimes after a bird has gone thru a molt, the comb might not be really bright red yet, and will still lay. Also some sort of low grade infection within the flock or a mild virus can pale the combs a bit and they will still be laying.

    You need to give more details and maybe some pics for a better diagnosis. You can also post this question in the Chicken Behaviors and Egg Laying section here on BYC. Be sure to give as many details and pics as you can....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] nice to have you here [​IMG]
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on TwoCrows's advice.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. A picture would be very helpful in generating comments about your birds.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you checked for worms /and /or mites.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! How long have they been laying? Laying usually causes the combs to redden up, but if they just started, this might not have happened yet. Or, the pale combs could be a sign of worms, external parasites, some sort of disease, or that they are going to molt soon. A photo would help.
     

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