Hen with drooping comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gh143, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. gh143

    gh143 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there

    I have a 6 month old bantamXsilkie hen
    She seems fine in every way apart from the fact that out of the blue, it appears her comb has massively grown overnight, and it droops to one side?

    I have 2 other hens and 2 roosters from the same flock.
    They all get along fine.
    The other 2 hens have teeny weeny sized combs
    Whereas the roos have tall proud ones

    She just seems to stand out and I'm not sure if it's meant to be that way or not? (just since the other 2 haven't got much of a comb at all)
    As I say, apart from that she seems fine in every way, it's a normal pinky colour
    The only thing I have to add that may be of any use is, the girls have only began laying (about a week or so now)

    Is this a problem/indication of anything?
    More from the fact that its just seems to have sprout overnight and is floppy!
    Better being safe than sorry though, eh?

    Gail x
     
  2. gh143

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    This is her comb looking droopy and sort of flopped over to the side
     
  3. gh143

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    This photo was taken about 2 weeks or so ago. It's not as big, as was firm (just like the roosters feel but maybe less thick?)
     
  4. sassifrassi

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    Hi!

    I have 4 sex links and one of them has a droopy comb. I'm new to chickens but I don't think a floppy comb is a problem as long as there is no obvious signs of trauma. However, I don't think Jasmin likes her nickname "Floppy"...
     
  5. gh143

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    It's one of those things. You just want peace of mind dont you [​IMG]

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