purple comb/wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fowled-out, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. fowled-out

    fowled-out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that's not being herself lately, she's been real calm and her comb and wattle turned purple, should I be worried about it? Give her some antibiotics?
     
  2. Munkeesmama

    Munkeesmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check to see if she is internally laying? Maybe a heart problem. Check the link in this forum for "hens dying" has some info too.
     
  3. Blissinged

    Blissinged New Egg

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    Although im not that experienced with chickens (at all,) i've read a chicken book (not a small kids kind) that says if there is a blueing (which you might call purple) of the comb or wattles, it means that your chicken has avian influenza (flu. [​IMG] ) Again, im not very experienced with chickens, so I may be wrong.
     
  4. Blissinged

    Blissinged New Egg

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    Quote:And there could be other causes too.
     

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