Comb shrinkage?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shawnellabella, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2013
    Winlock, WA
    So my hen, she laid two eggs this winter, the silly girl, and I read up on comb shrinking and I saw it probably means broodiness, but just to make sure, I really want to know that she's not sick because I know that being prey animals, they can hide it well if they are, her name is Pepper and she is blind in one eye. (Her comb has shrunk and doesn't look like it should and is very soft) [​IMG]
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    If she's acting normal otherwise, a shrinking comb is nothing to worry about. When a bird stops laying, molts or goes broody, their combs often shrink.

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