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I have a 26 week old BSL with a very tiny comb is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BethieofVA, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used this pic before, and it was taken a good month or more ago, but she looks the same! Is this unusal? The other three, all hatched same time are laying. It bothers me that she is not maturing like the others, but what I can I do?
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    That is my Minnie in the middle.
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    They don't get very big combs. Has she started laying? They will get a little bigger and redder before she lays. I only had one that had a large comb.
     
  3. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she is not laying, not even squatting.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They are a mixed breed chicken, and even a "pure" breed will have individual variations. so no, the small comb is nothing to worry about, and I'll bet she will lay when she is ready. Maybe she has more genes from a breed that normally lays later than the others.
     
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