I have a bantam leghorn who has been broody for a few days now. She seemed in the peak of health when she took to the nest. Today, when she was off the nest, she ate and drank; raised cane with the other hens; basically, she seemed fine. This evening when I looked in on her, I noticed the last tip of her comb and the one just forward of it are purplish. Anyone ever notice a change in coloration in their broody hens' combs? Could it be that my bantam's comb is discolored from slowed circulation from her decreased movement? Or perhaps hormonal changes? Once before when she was broody, her comb, which usually stands upright, went completely floppy. I know that the comb is a health barometer. I've recently lost a bird to an undiagnosed illness. Your thoughts on this are greatly appreciated!