neighbors chicken has close to no comb

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenkeeper12, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello my neighbor has chickens and he asked me to ask you guys a question because he does not have an account. he has 8 red crosses and 10 ameracaunas. they are all the same age and have been laying for 5 months now. one of his hens doesnt really have a comb. if you know what a 14 week old chicken looks like, it looks like that. its weird and i was wondering if anybody knows whats wrong. ill take a pic tomorrow and put it on here.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It is no at all unusual for EE (that's very likely what your neighbor's ameraucanas are if they came from a hatchery) to have very small almost non existant combs.
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes. EEs have very tiny combs, and some may be almost invisible until shortly before reaching point-of-lay when they will plump up in size and color.
     
  4. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i fgorgot to mention that it was one of the red crosses. thanks for the info though.
     
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Ameraucana's (and Easter Eggers) have pea combs. A great advantage of pea combs is that you don't have to worry about frostbite.
     

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