Pale comb

A chicken should have a nice, red comb and when it starts to look more like a pale pink, something is stressing the bird and it's time to take care of it.  Here are some possibilities with some questions to help you narrow it down:

  • Mites - Did you check their vent and notice any moving black bugs?
  • Worms - Have you noticed any worms in their stools and do they have a lot of access to earthworms?
  • Marek's Disease - Are they having any trouble walking?
  • Coccidiosis - Have you noticed any blood in their stools?

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A righteous man cares about his animal's health...

Proverbs 12:10a