Pullets comb/wattles change colors...instantly!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shannon's Chix, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 pullets are 17 weeks old and 2 of them are getting some color but usually it's really red and tonight for example, I picked one up and she sat in my lap and was petting her, and right before my eyes her whole face went pale! is this normal???
     
  2. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pale combs can be because of worms, might wana try to worm them, and Ive heard if a chicken has a bad heart, when picked up, the comb turns darker... but not lighter? This is pretty weird! [​IMG]
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Their faces get pale when they relax.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, chickens can blush, on roosters with light skin you can even see it on their legs. I don't remember ever having one go paler, but I'm sure it's normal. Maybe she was blushing when you first picked her up, then relaxed?
     

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