PLEASE ADVISE - My chicken's comb is turning purple on the edges!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by henry3, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. henry3

    henry3 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has a floppy big comb that hangs over her face, lately I noticed that it was going purple on the edges, is she dying? Does anyone know what this is a symptom of?
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    It sounds like she is not getting proper circulation to the comb.
    I had a friend who had a roo that started doing that and it progressively worsened. Unfortuneately the bird fell over dead one day while in the yard. We assume it was a heart attack or stroke but do not know for certain.
    I wish I had some good advice on the matter but I must say that I am very poorly informed on the subject. Perhaps someone else can be more helpful.
    I wish you the best of luck and that your bird recovers. [​IMG]
     
  3. henry3

    henry3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, she seems pretty happy and normal otherwise, so I hope she is fine. Does anyone know if a chicken can get sunburn?? I live in Oz and think that could be a possibility, as strange as it sounds!
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have a buddy who lives in Werribee, Victoria [​IMG]

    I suppose that a chicken could suffer from sunburn. I know other animals can. It would seem logical that a chicken would be no different.
     
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