Comb on it's side......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by savingpurple, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 16 week old white leghorn's comb is large compared to the other white leggorn I have. It is so large that it seems to fall over to one side. She is temporarily in solitary confinement due to being very aggressive with the other hens.

    Question is, as I new to chickens, is this normal to have it flop over to cover her eye on one side? Or does this show a sign of something else?

    She eats, drinks, and laid her first egg today.

    Thanks.....
     
  2. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brown leghorn does that too. My Ancona is supposed to loook like that, but has not yet.
     
  3. Vedwards

    Vedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine does too. And she's also the meanest of my girls.
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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I've had Leghorns before and yes, it's normal. My Barred Rocks are doing it too. I believe it's due to the heat.
     
  5. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it has been HOT and HUMID. And she is stressed being in solitary confinement for being so darned mean to the other hens. Praying it stops, and she can just get along and play nice.

    Glad it is normal. Thanks....
     
  6. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Road Island Red hens cone did that, as she got older it fell over more and more but her sister Road Island Red never had her cone fall over.
     
  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Ive raised Leghorns and yes the hens combs all fold over like that. It has nothing to do with the heat. It's normal.
     
  8. ChickenLord

    ChickenLord Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope this applies to our rooster as well.
    He is a 16 week old Cuckoo Marans, and his comb has started to flop. I didn't consider it a big problem, but that combined with his complete lack of crowing is giving me some concern.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:It's not only normal, it's desireable in the Mediterranean breeds females. The males combs should not be lopped. Females of other breeds such as Rocks & RI Reds should not have lopped combs.
     
  10. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay...feel better. thanks
     

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