Do combs grow back? Do all hens have combs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by elkauhane, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. elkauhane

    elkauhane New Egg

    Dec 9, 2008
    Shoreline, WA
    We just recently purchased a flock of chickens about a month ago. We now are the happy owners of 14 mixed hens (all about 1 year old).

    We HAD one rooster that came with the purchase, the rooster is now gone (adopted). We got rid of the rooster because he kept pecking at a few of the hens heads. He pecked (picked on) a few of them and had severed thier comb and they were bleeding from their combs.

    Now that he is gone there is peace in the coop........the girls have been cleaned of the blood and it looks like one of the hens comb is growing back, however the 4 others may have not had combs or they are permanently damaged as they are not growing back like the Leghorn's comb is growing back.

    So my 2 questions are do combs grow back and do all hens have combs?
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    they can heal, but don't really grow back. Maybe those hens had smaller combs? Were they rose combs or some of the other really small combs naturally?
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    What type of hens are they? My Silkie/Cochins girls hardly have a comb at all. The OEGB girls have very tiny ones. Yeah, they won't grow back but they will heal. Maybe someone dubbed their combs before you bought them? [​IMG]
  4. Accidental Farm

    Accidental Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2013
    What does dubbed mean? I have one small chick who never seems to have had a comb, but I have never seen signed of it being pecked away, blood or injuries. I just assumed she never grew one. Any insight?

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