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6 month old hens come is flopped over!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Haley Clark, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Haley Clark

    Haley Clark Chirping

    Mar 2, 2013
    Western North Carolina
    I have 5 Barred rock hens that just began to lay last week. I have noticed that their cones have been flopped over, but they look healthy and their cones and wattles are bright red. What is causing this and how can I fix it? Thanks a lot!
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing 5 Years

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Nothing to fix. That's just the way they are. Combs tend to get larger as they get to the POL and if there isn't anything to support it, it just flops over. It will be more prone to frostbite than a nice short comb.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Their combs are flopping over because they are mature. The older birds get, the larger their combs become (until they reach maturity). Floppy combs are nothing to worry about; its just what you birds look like. You can't fix them.

    Hope this answers your question. [​IMG]
  4. Haley Clark

    Haley Clark Chirping

    Mar 2, 2013
    Western North Carolina
    Ok I don't care what they look like, I just didn't know if they were sick and if it was fixable. They are beautiful just the way they are! :)
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    MurphysBYC In the Brooder


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