1. sarahschickens4

    sarahschickens4 New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    My chickens are around 17 weeks old. Their combs are just starting to grow. Recently one of my chickens comb looks dry and shriveled. I attempted to attach a picture so we will see if it works. I know that their combs can indicate a health issue so wanted to see what you all thought. Everything else about her is fine (activity, eating, drinking, pooping).
     
  2. ChickenGoesRuff

    ChickenGoesRuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try vaseline or baby oil on the comb. The fact that it appeared shriveled makes me want to think mite or parasite, but normal/fine activity makes me think otherwise. Was her comb already developing, then started to look dry/shrunken? Or is it just starting to develop? My Leghorns have had me scared when a few started having flopped-over, pale combs as they began developing. They all turned out fine and even won best of class at show. What breed are they?
     

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