whyare my combs changing color??????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by yopperchick, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. yopperchick

    yopperchick Out Of The Brooder

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    my roo comb changes color somtimes its really red then pinkish and somtimes has a bit of black and blue .not frostbite this was during summer.also my leghorn molly has gone from red to apale pink . she lays every day and there great eggs. do they need somethin extra. all the other are fine and red as can be.

    anyone know why?[​IMG]
     
  2. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have a RIR hen its comb used to change shape but I would think it's the weather that is changing yours color.

    Larra [​IMG]
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had a couple RIR tha have had they're combs go from red to pink. Does this mean something or are they ok?

    Sonja
     
  4. hot wing stables

    hot wing stables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:check to see if they are weak, it could be avian influenze or it might be to moist in your coop.
     
  5. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes a pale comb is an indication of anemia. Check what they're eating and see if something may be missing from their diet.
     
  6. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i notice my barred rock and my rir change colors with their mood. agitated or excited = redder
     
  7. yopperchick

    yopperchick Out Of The Brooder

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    all the rest of the birds are fine . none are week or acting sick. she lays almost every day. shells & eggs are fine. just the pinkish comb. she goes outside whenever she wants . when we got her it was really red. [​IMG]
     
  8. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can very dry weather cause the combs to lighten? We've had very little moisture lately where we ive in CO. It's been super dry! My hens combs have looked pink, but when I put some vitamin E oil on them today their combs were instantly bright red. Could they just have dry skin?

    Sonja
     
  9. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmm, my hens must have needed calcium. I gave them some oyster shell and their combs brightened up in a day!

    Sonja
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have seen this too.
     

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