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why do chickens have combs and waddles?

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I just wonder why my chickens have combs and waddles. hu
I mean like what are they for?
One of my roosters got his waddle torn off by the hens,
but no sign of blood. idunno
isn't  it supposed to be bleeding?
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post #2 of 14

They have combs to keep their waddles groomed!  lau  gig     th

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post #3 of 14

Comb: Used for temperature regulation as well as a sexual indicator.

Wattles: Used for temperature regulation as well as sexual indicator.


Both the comb and wattle can be looked at for health/wellness status as well.

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post #4 of 14

Why do humans have eye brows? lol Sorry had to ask that! lol

Yeah what Rodriguez poultry said! Hmm Im surprised your roos comb didnt bleed because I know when people dub, it usually bleeds.

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post #5 of 14
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I'am glad I new what the combs and waddles are for, thanks.
But, why didn't my roosters waddle bleed?

post #6 of 14

Waddle is how a duck walks. A wattle is the appendage on the chicken's head.


It could be any number of things. It could have been that it bled while you weren't there, it could also be that the hen did not get a very vascular part of your rooster's wattle.

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post #7 of 14
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Thank you very much!!
Well since now I know.
I want to say thank you for your knowledge
hugshugshugshugs .

post #8 of 14

No problem!

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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by countrychicken00 

I'am glad I new what the combs and waddles are for, thanks.
But, why didn't my roosters waddle bleed?


Ducks waddle; roosters have wattles.

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post #10 of 14

Ok everyone, gotta be nice to my daughter...she is young and learning.   smile

Glad you are asking questions!

lol

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