chicken comb

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ravenking, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so i rescued these 3 hens from a guy who could never feed them anf they are 8 months old but there combs are really small (im guessing from lack of food) is there anything i can do to get there combs to grow faster
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Not all chickens have big combs. What breed are they? Can you post pictures of them?
     
  3. ravenking

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    they are rhode island reds
     
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  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    That isn't a small comb. They look fine, don't worry about it. I also think she could lay pretty soon.
     
  6. ravenking

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    what about this one shes almost 8 months old
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

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    It's fine. Some chickens have big combs, others have small ones. No cause for concern. [​IMG]
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They look fine.....doesn't look like they never got fed.
    Could be a mix of some sort thus the smaller combs.
    RIR have yellow legs I think.
     
  9. ravenking

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    yea they were bones when i got them i 3x fed them to get them better. these have yellow and white legs. i read white legs means good layer not sure if true tho
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

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    You're right, good catch.
     

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