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White earlobes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenChik, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was recently told that if a chicken has white earlobes it is a sign of infection and they are sick? Is this true?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chickens have white earlobes. Do you mean they were red before and turned white?
     
  3. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they have just developed but my chicken is only 14 weeks old and is still growing. I got really scared when I heard that the white earlobes means they are sick. Mine all seem very healthy but that statement made me very nervous.
     
  4. mxer

    mxer Out Of The Brooder

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    Not too worry. If I remember right, white earlobes means they will lay white eggs, red earlobes, colored eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of hens with white earlobes that are laying brown eggs. They are healthy and happy. I think someone is misinformed or pulling your leg.
     
  6. mxer

    mxer Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I would get it backwards. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank yall! Feeling betting now! [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most chickens with White Earlobes lay White Eggs
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    Most Chickens with Brown Earlobes lay Brown eggs.
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    There are some exceptions but that is the general 'rule'
     
  9. GGBEAR

    GGBEAR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 which has matured and her earlobes have gone white she is 7 months old [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

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