Red Skin???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by skyblues22, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. skyblues22

    skyblues22 In the Brooder

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    I have 6 Golden Comets that are about 14 weeks old. We are in Ohio and have experienced some heat waves and lots of humidity. This is my first time with chickens and I am concerned about their faces, comb and behind their ears are BEAT RED.....Is this normal?? I know I forgot to check their water the other day, and it was bone dry,,,,,,,,,did I just harm my chickens?? PLEASE HELP!!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    At that age it could be hormones starting to kick in. You would see immediate problems if they got seriously dehydrated. I think you are fine. Get them some shade, a fan , and a mister for the heat.

    Imp-I turn red in the heat, but have not heard that about chickens.
     

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