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Apr 08, 2019
In Backyard Chickens Love
Hi, I live in Los Angeles (so no frostbite risk) and I noticed that one of my rhode island reds has some dark purple on her comb. The problem is that I don't know if she had this darkness before or not. I don't think so but not sure. She's eating and hanging out fairly normal. The only difference in behavior is that she the last week or so she has been sitting a lot like she laying. They were dewormed about six weeks ago. Should I be concerned? Any input would be appreciated.
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Nov 16, 2018
In Backyard Chickens Love
Hi, I could really use your help. I have 6 hens. 5 are large breeds and all are moulting (2 RI Reds, 1 Sussex and 1 Americauna, 1 silkie). The silkie is the oldest. Historically they have all gotten along great over the last 2 years. Last april we lost a silkie to cocci. All of a sudden, when the 5 big girls started molting, they are all bullying the silkie and have excluding. She's scared and upset. It's heartbreaking. I'm thinking of adding another silkie for her to have a small bread friend to hang with but now read that adding to the flock can be stressful but it's the molters that are being jerks. Super lost. Do you have any advice? Thank you.
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