My barred Rooster has a froze comb. Can he Still Breed ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mr.Grantly, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Mr.Grantly

    Mr.Grantly Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a cold night of -20C, and normally they are fine in the little house at this temperature so I didn't turn on the heat light. I found out the next day that it was 80% humidity. My barred rock badly froze his comb. He has just started to breed the hens now and I have heard that he will be shooting blanks because of his comb. Is this true.

    Thanks For the Help

    Grant
     
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Mr.Grantly :

    We had a cold night of -20C, and normally they are fine in the little house at this temperature so I didn't turn on the heat light. I found out the next day that it was 80% humidity. My barred rock badly froze his comb. He has just started to breed the hens now and I have heard that he will be shooting blanks because of his comb. Is this true.

    Thanks For the Help

    Grant

    No, it is not true. My Buff Orp Rooster lost most of the tips of his comb last winter, if he is shooting blanks then someone did not tell the hens, I have 10 Buff Orp Juveniles growing up from their eggs.​
     
  3. Mr.Grantly

    Mr.Grantly Out Of The Brooder

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  4. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster don' t use his comb to breed.
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Lol maybe for a while but once her recovers he will be A ok!
     
  6. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was trying to come up with a way of saying that too. :)
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
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    Sorry, I had to giggle at that one! Wrong end of the chicken, the comb has nothing to do with breeding or fertility [​IMG]


    Think about it....some roosters are dubbed and have no comb. They are still fertile.
     

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