Floppy Comb - photos

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lorije1, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 hens about 5 - 5 1/2 months old that have floppy combs. One has black tips. They are laying, eating, drinking and stampeding across the yard for treats. Originally I thought it was the awful heat, but it is now in the mid 80's for highs (lows in the 60s, so not really cold either). I looked them over and didn't see any mites, haven't noticed any poop problems (but with 16 chickens, who knows?) Any thoughts?

    Barred Rock with faint black tips and slightly floppy comb
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    RIR with totally floppy comb
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    Another shot of floppy
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  2. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am so curious on the answer to this. A lot of my pullets have the same problem, though the black has started to fade the older the get and the more they lay, but the flop over gets me... I can't answer, but I am in the same boat.
     
  3. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they just flop. Nothing to worry about.
     
  4. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like the ones on my BR and PR. I didn't think anything of it. Should I be worried about it? They have a bit of black on the tips, too.
     
  5. dogdollar

    dogdollar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six of my nine hens (Production Reds and Barred Rocks) have combs that "flop". In several cases, when the comb got long enough to flop, they started laying within a week or two of the flop !!!
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  6. honeyk

    honeyk Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that a floppy comb is a sign that the hen is laying well.
     
  7. jayhopeter

    jayhopeter Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my RIR/Americana Cross Ro. He has a floppy pea comb, which is quite odd. His mom has a really long and floppy comb like the previous post.

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  8. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] yep, mine all flopped right before egg laying time!
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    As long as they are eating and drinking normally, there's nothing to worry about.
     
  10. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alrighty then!! Good to know! ( I have people wanting to buy eggs and I figured that would be "perfect timing" for the hens to get sick! Yep - that's my luck)

    (good to see ya Dawg... hope all is well)
     

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