RE:Discolored comb-doesn't act well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kroyster, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. kroyster

    kroyster Hatching

    Mar 4, 2011
    My RIR hen is not doing good. She has lost part of her comb,what's lefit is a dull red. She doesn't seem tohave any problem breathing and there is no discharge form her nose.She eats ok but not as much as she use to. She just finished molting a month ago.Any ideas?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Worms or mites/lice could be the problem, if you haven' already treated for them. You should consider answering the questions in the sticky at the beginning of this section.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    ddawn is correct. Visually inspect them for lice/mites, especially around the vent area. If you've never wormed, most likely they have them but I suggest you take a fecal sample to a vet and have them check for worms, they'll also check for cocci. The fecal test shouldnt cost much at all.

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