Deformed comb or just still "under construction"?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alaskan_crew, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. alaskan_crew

    alaskan_crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a pic of my Black Sex Link pullet, she's about 12 weeks old. She's the only one out of my Black Sex Links, actually my whole flock, that has this comb issue. Any ideas what's wrong, if anything?


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  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most breeds of hens have a floppy comb. I have never had sex links, so I am not sure what they are supposed to have. What I can tell you is that it there is nothing wrong with it, and they will be just fine.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    A unique comb will give his appearance some personality.

    I used to have a rooster who was left outside in the cold by previous owners. All the "tines" on his comb turned black and fell off from frostbite before I got him. He was left with a small knot of part of a single comb on top of his head. I got him when I was in elementary school, so my younger siblings and I thought it would be a good idea to name him "King Comb" so that he didn't feel bad about having a messed-up comb. Hee hee. King Comb lived for more than ten years, and we called him by his nickname, "Knothead," from time to time. I loved that rooster and cried like a baby when he died (I was in college by then).
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    She's just gonna have a combover comb when she grows up...nothing that's gonna do her any harm...
    When Obelisk was younger her comb would flop over when she was laying...it doesn't now because she's older...
     
  5. alaskan_crew

    alaskan_crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I guess I'll just call her "The one with the cowlick!"

    Chicken Lady, maybe we'll refer to her as the "Knothead", I like that!!!
     

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