Should i be worried?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Horsewell, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Horsewell

    Horsewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my RIR's comb is alot paler then the rest. hers is a pale peachy colour whereas my others are all a very bright red. Should i be worried? or is this normal?

    It used to be the same colours as the others but when she stoped laying its gone this colour
     
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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I can't help you there, but I would watch her for any other symptoms i.e. not eating, drinking, diarhea, etc.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hens combs can change color depending on the weather and how hot it is. If hers was normally darker like the rest and has now stayed a paler color for awhile now, it could be a sign of anemia, often caused by some kind of parasite. If she looks like she has lost weight and you can feel the ridge of the breast bone with little meat on either side, i'd say for sure it was worms bringing her down. I would dose her with Ivomec because it will help get rid of most types of parasites, inside or out. i would also give vitamins/electrolites etc and increase the protien in her food until weight builds back up.[​IMG]
     
  4. Horsewell

    Horsewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks chicken, ill try that
     

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