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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Seattlechick, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Seattlechick

    Seattlechick Hatching

    Sep 23, 2007
    We just returned from vacation and my girls look like they have a small tear in their combs. We had a house sitter that kept the water clean and fed them but knows even less about chickens then I do. Her job was really to stay with out 12 year old border collie who can't take the kennel. Back to the girls, there are a couple of spots of blood on the combs. Their hutch is heated and it rarely gets below freezing. The girls were hatched in mid August.

    Question is: Are they just teenagers or show I take them to the vet?
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    Just keep an eye on them. As they begin to mature they will work out a pecking order. This sometimes results in small injuries like bloody combs and wattles. I do not think you have anything to worry about.
  3. Xtradust

    Xtradust Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Orange, CA
    All my 5.5 week old roos have those marks on their combs. It's a sparring thing. They peck at the other roos combs.

    I have a red light in the coop, so it doesn't seem to have gotten as bad as it did for your chicks.

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