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How to tell if you have a healthy chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mystang89, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey again everyone. Just as the topic says, how do you tell if your chicken is healthy or if there is a problem with it. I have 5 leghorn bantam and all of their combs "seem" to be ok except for one. The combs of the rest are standing up, some are wobbly but in the "too big for their head" type of wobbly. This other leghorn though seems to have a small malfunction. I've posted pictures and if you notice in one of the pictures there is a white spot on the comb.
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    On the other picture half the comb is fallen over, making the comb look unhealthy.
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    Anyone know if this is normal or if something is wrong? Also, does anyone know where I can find where to look so I can tell everything is ok with the chickens? Thanks
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know about the white spot but the floppy comb is completely normal - nothing at all to worry about, and probably more common in leghorns than some other breeds.
     
  3. christina1982

    christina1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have the same breed you do and mine look just like yours. I see you have feathers all over the place too lol. I'm sure they are perfectly fine [​IMG].
     

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