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Has anyone ever seen this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by starsleeve, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. starsleeve

    starsleeve New Egg

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    I got two SLW from a seed and feed shop back in May. One has developed normally and is laying. Her sister seems to have stopped developing...the comb and wattle stopped growing and is still pink. Has anyone ever seen this?
    I tried to upload a pic but it's not working
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like something could be wrong with her, either a disease, or something internal, have you noticed any symptoms that might indicate she's sick, things like Mareks will show up around five months, and climate change in the fall can stress them enough to become ill, combs will shrink and lose their color when they are unwell, or when going out of lay. So check her over good.
     
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She is probably just slower to mature. Every bird matures at their own rate.
     
  4. starsleeve

    starsleeve New Egg

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    No signs of Merk. She is healthy and acts like the rest of the flock
     
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    starsleeve New Egg

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    No signs of sickness or Merk. She appears healthy and acts like the rest of the flock.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Then I would just give her time, as Happy Chocks said some can be slower to develop. I'm glad to hear she is healthy.
     

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