weird comb?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklover16, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    My chickens have blue all around the edge of their combs and at the base of their beaks (I'll post a picture when I get one) they are not acting strange at all, what is wrong with them? do I need to intervene or will this fix it-self? the only thing I can think of that it could be is Blue-comb, if it is than what do I need to do to fix it?

    thank you all for your help,
    idy
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    It could be the very beginning of Blue Comb or not a true blue comb meaning just lacking minerals. Pictures would help. How long have they been like this? How old are your chickens? What kind of chickens are they? How many chickens do you have? and how many have the blue? and are they only kept in a pen? Do they free range and if so how long during the day? I would go ahead and put them on antibiotics. [​IMG]
     
  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Thank you so much for your reply, here are the answers to your questions

    How long have they been like this- about 3 weeks

    How old are your chickens- 6 months

    What kind of chickens are they- rhode Island red, wellsummer, Easter egger, light Brahma, Barred rock, black austrolorp, buff orpington, golden laced Wyandotte

    How many chickens do you have- 11

    How many have the blue- 7

    Are they only kept in a pen- they are only in a coop at night

    Do they free range and if so how long during the day- they are free ranged all day, but they always have access to their coop

    thanks,
    idy
     
  4. montanaSarah

    montanaSarah Out Of The Brooder

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    i'm a newbie, so i hope you don't mind me asking what is blue comb??
     
  5. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    thank you all so much, I found out that it is blue comb and I'm ordering atiboidics [​IMG] oh well
     

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