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combs and wattle care

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ladyhawk124, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. ladyhawk124

    ladyhawk124 In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2014
    Rhode Island
    I have a mixed flock of 23 week old chickens and i noticed their combs and wattles on some of them are looking a bit dry instead of bright red like others. Is there something missing from the diet that would cause this? Should i even be concerned about this? I'm a Newbie chicken Mama and want to make sure I'm doing right by my girls!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Are all of these chickens laying? Until pullets begin laying, their combs and wattles often appear dry, small, and shriveled. When they get closer to laying, the comb and wattles become large and bright red. Your birds with smaller combs and wattles just may be not laying yet.

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