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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chirping

    Sep 5, 2010
    My 7 week old RIR has a purple comb- I have no Idea why- looks like she's been eating berries![​IMG] she acts normal and healthy, but looks so strange!
    can anybody help?

  2. Pheonix

    Pheonix In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2010
    San Jose, Ca
    It doesn't say from where you live, but if it's getting I to freezing, it might be frostbite. The toes and comb are the first things to freeze from what I've read.
  3. Purple face or comb indicates a lack of oxygen. Could be a respiratory infection, or something else. Feel the legs and see if they are warm/hot. That would indicate a fever. VetRX may help. Perhaps others will have a good solution........Pop
  4. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chirping

    Sep 5, 2010
    Im in Colorado..... but its only gotten cold today- the purpleness came up last week when it was still hot.
    wouldn't she be acting funny if she had a respiratory infection?
  5. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    Can you post a picture?

    The back of our roo's comb would get purple during the spring and other times of year when his hormones were surging. I've noticed a similar thing with my hens in the spring, too.

    Seven weeks is kind of early for the hormonal changes of puberty. As a hen gets close to her sexual maturity, her comb and wattles will gradually begin to turn bright red.
  6. Quote:Depends on the severity of it. Did her legs feel warm? Any wheezing, coughing, sneezing?.......Pop

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