Anyone else have problems with there Leghorns hens combs???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MakNat, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE my Leghorns... But I've noticed some of my hen's combs won't stand and lay over in there face. Rubbing their eyes. Some will even walk sideways... Anyone seen this???
     
  2. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes. I thought it was normal.

    Thankfully in Ky. You don't have to deal with frostbite.

    You really like those flighty things? Sure I love the egg a day from them, but they get angry when I reach under them to get the eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not broody.. You're not supposed to grab the egg out from under them!!!
     
  4. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ya... I'll just wait around for a couple hours until they decide to get out of the box [​IMG]
     
  5. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might take a hour or 2 to lay. But last winter I got an egg everyday from my sweet leghorn girls! No matter the temp!!
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine too. An egg a day, but don't go near them or they freak. And the combs are huge, need to put on Bag Balm every night before bed
    No more after this group, way too flighty for me
     
  7. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. I had a brown leghorn and she layed regularly. but she had an attitude and I don't miss her. I won't get another.
     
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    One of mine's is floppier than the other 2, I think she's the lowest on the pecking order. She seems to be missing a few feathers on the tip top of her head right behind where her comb flops. I assume it flops due to the pecking [​IMG] They appear healthy and lay eggs every day, so I'm not worried about it.

    They're not awful or anything, they do come running to me for treats, but they don't really trust me. I don't hate them, but I won't be buying any more either.
     
  9. chickenjim64

    chickenjim64 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 white leghorn's very friendly like to be picked up,and if there laying on the egg's I just reach under them no problem, the only thing they alway's yell at me in the coop or outside very vocal but other then that great layer's and I love them..
     
  10. Whisper

    Whisper Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't you just dub their combs like a game roosters or something? I mean, if they're not for show and they're getting irritated . . . .
     

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