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Very pale comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sundayfunday, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. sundayfunday

    sundayfunday Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    I am quite new to backyard chickens. We bought a house and inherited some. I have two of the originals and recently bought 3 pullets from a 4H group (2 from the same farm and one from a separate farm). My black australorp was very pretty, bright red, perfect comb. I have had them for about a month or so and noticed the comb showing a few black spots. No scabs. Now the comb has white areas and almost a frosty look. When I bought her the previous owner sprayed her for mites. She acts normal and I believe has started laying. I am wondering whether this is stress related or a disease. I do not have any vets in my area that treat chickens so don't know what to do. Please help!
     
  2. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black spots are likely from pecks or foraging. Sometimes combs become pale when a bird is molting, or when they're stressed for some reason. It could be anemia, although that's unlikely. In the winter frostbite can affect birds with large combs.
    Could you post a picture? It would be easier to tell if it's normal with a picture.
     
  3. sundayfunday

    sundayfunday Out Of The Brooder

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    I can try to get a picture. She is not molting and it is summer so not from frostbite. She does appear to be low on the pecking order.
     
  4. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other illnesses can have a pale comb as a symptom, but usually they'll be showing other symptoms as well.
     
  5. sundayfunday

    sundayfunday Out Of The Brooder

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    ok. Here are a few photos.[​IMG]

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  6. Reamuskitty1

    Reamuskitty1 Out Of The Brooder

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    a little pale
     
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    Reamuskitty1 Out Of The Brooder

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    its mostly in the face
     
  8. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's anything to worry about right now!
     
  9. sundayfunday

    sundayfunday Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you. What do you mean by mostly in the face?
     
  10. Reamuskitty1

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    chicken faces are pale
     

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