Limp Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flyer1979, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. flyer1979

    flyer1979 New Egg

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    I have a Plymouth Rock, about 4 months old. When I got her, about 2 months ago, she was probably the smallest of the flock. Since then, she's put on some weight and seems to be doing well, but her comb is bigger than any of the others, and doesn't stand up. Also, her comb is not as red as any of the other girls. Has anybody seen this before?
    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  2. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a white leghorn whose comb is the same way
     
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    It is normal for the large/single combs to not stand up. Birds that are laying well will have redder and almost wax looking combs. Out of lay birds will have paler combs and can be almost shriveled looking (sick birds look like this too). Healthy broody hens, healthy molting hens, winter taking a break hens- they will all have smaller & paler combs- but will other wise act normal/eat/drink normal ect.
     
  4. Gillan

    Gillan Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:This is really good to know...many thanks.
     

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