Very pale comb??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BellaBokBok, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. BellaBokBok

    BellaBokBok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unsure of which forum to put this in
    but both my girls have just begun laying about a week or so ago
    so far i have gotten 16 eggs (is it weird to count) and i have noticed the one who was less developed has a very pale comb
    she is also the one who is physically bigger and darker than the other, but the other developed her comb first and started laying first

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    and my other girls comb for comparison
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  2. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    it will probably redden up. i wouldn't say it's something to worry about though.
     
  3. BellaBokBok

    BellaBokBok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's been pretty hot around australia lately, that could be it, she is walking around with her wings slightly out so she's probably really hot, i gave them some frozen corn earlier to relieve them though :)
     
  4. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hot weather will not make their combs go pale - in face it is likely to make them redder as more blood will flow into them to help cool them down.

    Be careful feeding your chickens frozen things. It can give them a bad stomach. Better to offer them defrosted peas or some vegetable that have been in the fridge for a few hours.

    If you hen is still laying, and acting normal, eating normal, pooping normal, etc I would not worry too much. I have noticed when my hens go broody some get pale combs until they start laying again.

    Also check the comb is not dry and crusty. Sometimes chickens can get a fungal infection on the combs.
     
  5. BellaBokBok

    BellaBokBok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I'm getting two eggs a day and poop is fine, I haven't touched it but I will in the morning!
     

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