Possible comb injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by morgannn, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. morgannn

    morgannn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys, I have a 3 week old barred rock that I think may have a comb injury. I have never owned or raised a barred rock before, so I do not know if this is common to the breed or maybe my baby got burnt. His/her comb is nonexistent except for a single nub at the end (the end farthest from his/her beak) and is red except for the nub. I thought that maybe he/she flew up and burnt it's comb on the heating light? ( even though it has the crisscrossed wire over it, it still could have happened) or is this common for the breed meaning that I have a rooster from the redness of it? It does not seem to bother him/her when I touch it either.
     
  2. Hrairoo

    Hrairoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    maybe post a pic?
     
  3. morgannn

    morgannn Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of it.
     
  4. Hrairoo

    Hrairoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    No clue what's up with that! If it was an injury it happened a long time ago, as the comb does not seem to have any injury, nor does it look like there is obviously scar tissue..
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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  6. morgannn

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    Here ya go! :jumpy
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Such a cutie!
    Looks like normal "pinking" of the comb.

    It look like s/he has a rose comb which will eventually have what I call a "horn" at the top, that is the little "nub" you are seeing. It will take time to develop.

    Now, that said, I am by no means an expert so you may want to post in the "what is my breed" section, but Barred Rocks generally do not have rose combs, I'm thinking your chick is a Dominique.
     
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  8. morgannn

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    Thank you so much! I'm glad that s/he isn't burnt! :D
     

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