I have a rooster and a few other hens that have purpled combs (near the back of the comb itself). It had been very hot here until yesterday because it cooled off and rained. What used to be 100 degrees F. and up is now as low as 80 degrees F. I was wondering if heat or cold messes with combs or not, and if it's normal. Also, my three laying hens have very pale combs, and two of them I raised myself and not once did they pale. The last one, a Barred Rock, is one I "rescued" from my neighbor who had four in a small bunny cage. Her comb was pale, then it turned nice and red because she was able to run around and eat a better diet, until she started to become broody. Is this normal for hen's combs to pale when they are broody and have chicks? This is my first time with broody hens, and so far it's been swell. The only problem are the paled combs, and I need help!