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Pale Comb?

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Hi ickle_chickies.


I've noticed our girls' wattles, faces and combs change colour quite a bit too. When about to lay or very excited (treats/freeranging) or nervous (loud aeroplanes!) they get very red, but if the chooks are perfectly relaxed (having a little doze on my lap for example), they get patchily paler.


I would advocate a close check for mites or lice, because these can be responsible for pale combs/wattles, will put a strain on a chicken's system and need to be dealt with. Other than that, I give my girls Poultry Spice to keep them in tip top condition, but as their behaviour is otherwise perfectly normal, I can't see any reason to worry about this slight changing colour.


Sue Budgie

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