Symptoms of Worms??

oandrea

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 24, 2008
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OK so I have 4 girls and 2 of them have red combs 2 of them have pinkish ashy looking combs. They are all the same size but they are smaller than my friends girls who all came from the same hatch. I posted in another forum about it and the consensis is that her chickens are fatter BUT they are also taller. If I didn't see her chickens I would think my girls are perfect, but I am having my doubts right now...
ok so I am posting their pictures for you to look at and let me know what you think...




IS it possible for them to have worms and my not know it? Their poo looks perfect (well as perfect as poo can look)
 

Jenski

Songster
11 Years
Jun 17, 2008
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They look lovely and healthy to me. What do they eat? How old are they? Pullets who are not laying will have lighter-colored combs. Hens in laying mode should have deep red combs and wattles. The combs/wattles of my hens also change color slightly during the course of the day ~ and they also respond to external temperature.

While a persistently light comb could be indicative of anemia or some other condition, if all other factors are good and they are eating a balanced diet, you should be in good shape.

Please keep us posted. Good luck!
 

oandrea

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 24, 2008
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39
DFW, Texas
I am feeding them Purina Layena (sp?) as they are getting to that age that they might start laying soon. They ALWAYS have food available to them but they don't always eat a lot. Somedays they forage more and other days they eat more of the Layena.
 

Jenski

Songster
11 Years
Jun 17, 2008
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So they are not yet laying? That probably cinches it, then: I am willing to bet the hens with redder combs are closer to lay than the paler-combed gals. When they get close, those combs will get nice and red.

Please keep us posted and let us know if my guess is correct!

 
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oandrea

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 24, 2008
60
7
39
DFW, Texas
I am sooo hoping you are right Jenski. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer this first time crazy chicken mamas freak out post lol.
 

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