Can the points of a comb grow back?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cthrash1, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Little Man, my BTB Dutch, got into a tiff with Anna I think about 3 weeks ago and lost the points at the front of his comb. Will they grow back?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nope, they do not regrow.

    Jody
     
  3. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    I hope someone knows this cuz I was wondering the same thing...my BR Scar got into a thing with a mole and then flew into the wall and scalped herself...her comb is almost all scrapped of and just scabs now (she is healing well) I wonder if those ever grow back?
    Anyone know?
     
  4. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    hinkjc oops you and I must have posted at the same time...thanks
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I think there has been instances that they have but only if only a little bit has come off. It usually never grows back though.
     
  6. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    poor poor Scar...she looks so bad now that DH thinks we would change her name again .....from Scar to Frankie (short for Fankenstien)

    I will try to get a current pic of her pittiful face. She doesnt wanna come to close to me after spending almost a week in the chicken hospital
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope...

    My favorite rooster, King Comb, lost all the points on his single comb due to a very bad case of frostbite. (His previous owners didn't provide adequate winter shelter). He was left with what we called his "Knothead." [​IMG] Since I was in elementary school when I got him, I named him King Comb so that he didn't feel bad about having a messed-up comb. Ha ha!
     

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