Floppy comb on a Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hollywood Chickens, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    My barred rock hen is very healthy and lays very nice eggs, but her comb if floppy.
    it is normal, if not then what can I do about it?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's just her. I had one with a comb just like that. Nothing was wrong with her except a flattened, folded-looking comb.
     
  3. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thats pretty [​IMG] it suits her and a combs a comb, so if u have more barred rocks you know who this one is [​IMG]
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    floppy combs are only a problem with roos! i think she is very pretty and if you need to unload her then she has a place at my house [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    See? Here's her twin.

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  6. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    thank you!
    She is very healthy I just wanted to make sure that I was not being negligent.
    I have had chickens for 1 year but they where all EEs so they didn't have much in the way of combs [​IMG]
     
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I have had hens that had nice combs, then they got fowl pox and it made their combs look "unique" with sometimes a tip missing, or folded like that. Not saying yours had pox, just saying pox can make them look like that.
     
  8. urban dreamer

    urban dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my barredrocks has a floppy comb too. It just kinda flops over to one side. My other Barred rock has a BIG comb. She looks like a rooster!
     
  9. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Quote:Triplets!

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  10. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 15 hens with floppy combs and its normal
     

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