Pecking at comb? Comb seems smaller

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

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Songster

    Dec 8, 2010
    West Denver Burbs
    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?


  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing 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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