Pecking at comb? Comb seems smaller

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DenverBird, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens, the one at the bottom of the pecking order, seems to have a diminished comb compared to the last time I noticed. Is it common for the more bossy hens to peck and even destroy part of a han's comb?

    Thanks!

    -DB
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I should have taken a photo, but I've a hen who is also at the bottom and has been pecked so badly that I had to finally segregate her today. So, to answer your inquiry, yes it is indeed possible. Look for a "balding" head if severe pecking has occurred.
     

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