floppy comb in leghorn rooster ! is it weakness

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kriz the farmer, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. kriz the farmer

    kriz the farmer Songster

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    my leghorn is 6 month
    he is a rooster maybe bantam don't know
    his comb have flopped over and my neighbour who bought the same breed said that he is weak


    any idea
     
  2. AudieWarren

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    Pictures please. Any other symptoms besides a floppy comb? Leghorns have huge combs. Some stand up some flop over.
     
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  3. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino

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    Are you sure it is a rooster? Leghorn pullets can have a substantial combs tilled to the side....
     
  4. kriz the farmer

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    yes he is a rooster because he is crowing and have spur
     
  5. Dkbahoo

    Dkbahoo Chirping

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    My white leghorn hen also has a floppy comb. I think that’s normal when you have a giant comb.
     
  6. Not only are large combs prone to being floppy but at this time of year chickens sex hormones are ebbing and low sex hormones can result in combs that are less than turgid.
     
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  7. kriz the farmer

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    but he is not a hen
     
  8. AudieWarren

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    Even roosters will have a floppy comb. It's okay as long as it's bright and not pale /shriveled
     
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  9. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino

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    Spur is not a sign that it is a rooster!
    There are a lot of hen with VERY large spurs.
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

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    Can you please post some photos of your cockerel?

    I would not worry too much about a comb that is floppy on a Leghorn, but your mention of him being weak does cause concern.

    Can you describe any symptoms that you see? Is he lethargic, not eating/drinking, does he have lice/mites, does his crop empty overnight, what does his poop look like, can he walk or is he too weak to move?
    What do you feed him?

    Look forward to your photos and answers to the questions above, we are happy to help when we get more information:)
     
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