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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Herweyer 5, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of are chickens has a slightly bent over comb, and he is eating, and I don't know if it is because he was put in with are new chickens and they are kinda betting him up, just wondering if should be worried??[​IMG] sorry about quote box accidentally pushed it
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what breed is he? Some breeds like white leghorn have floppy combs. Does he have a red comb or has it faded?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 what drumstick diva said, with some breeds it is normal for the combs to flop over. If he is getting beat up you might want to introduce him more slowly so he doesn't get hurt. Introducing them through wire seem to work best, ie keeping the new one in a cage inside the coup for a couple of weeks. The chickens will get to know each other and sort of work out a pecking order before actually coming in contact with each other. There is a nice article in the Learning Center on integrating flocks you might like to check out, the part about actually combining them is after the quarantine section https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    As stated above, lots of birds combs flop over. Do you have a picture of this bird? Normally if the comb is bright red, and the bird is eating, drinking and acting completely normal, then there is nothing to be worried about. It is only when the comb normally stands up tall and is now flopping, and it was once a bright red and is now a very pale red.
     
  5. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will send you a picture tomorrow when its light, she is a isa brown hen
     
  6. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

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    by the way thank you so much it was very helpful
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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