Possible Blue Comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickenmanjim7, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Chickenmanjim7

    Chickenmanjim7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2015
    Aberdeen, Washington
    I got four pullets this year. One of them has a blueish section of her comb just above the beak and a quarter of the way towards the eye. She has had it for a while and I thought it was just how she was until i stumbled upon Blue combs disease. She is a Golden Sex link, about 18 weeks of age. She is healthy. Eating/drink normally. Runs around isn't lethargic. lays an occasional egg ( just getting started really). and doesn't seem to have any problems breathing. I have electrolytes and vitamins in the water and change it daily. Is it something I should worry about?
  2. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    Given the general good health of the bird, I think that you don't have anything to worry about. Sometimes dirt can get on a chicken's comb and give it a dark blue or purplish tint that comes off if you wash the comb. However, it would help me more if you could upload a picture of the comb.

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