Hen's comb has shrank

Lidiapac730

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Hello, I have a question about my hen's comb, she is a serama mix, looks to me that she might be part rosecomb bantam, but not sure. She went broody 2 months back, and hatched 3 chicks almost 7 weeks ago. I have noticed that her comb shrank. She used to have a beautiful comb and now
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it shriveled up to almost nothing! :( It this normal for a broody? Will it go back to normal?
 

Lidiapac730

Songster
5 Years
Jun 7, 2014
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Perfectly normal. Comb size is hormonally regulated. When she becomes ready to lay her comb will go back to it's normal size.
Nothing to worry about! As @Cayuga momma said, it's normal for a non-producing hen's comb to recede like that. I have an Ancona who performs a similar magic trick when she goes into molt every fall, and her comb comes back the following spring when she goes back into lay. :)

Before and after:

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Oh, thank you so much. That makes me feel better. She is raising her babies, and she is going thru molt, so that might be it. I know she is not a pure serama, but I love that about her, her comb looks like a little lady hat, and I can't wait for her to get it back! :)
 

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