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Question about a comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Xtina, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed recently that my Rhode Island Red's comb has flopped over. You can see a pic here:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8W76sL9Sa8o/SVcEeBbiEvI/AAAAAAAAG_k/JmzQlbHiRhM/s1600-h/DSCN1380.JPG

    This is tandoori, and she just laid her first egg today. I noticed the flopping yesterday, after about two weeks of minimal time outside due to weather. The girls didn't want to go outside until yesterday, but they seem like they're raring to go now. Could this be due to her hormones from beginning ovulating, or maybe it's due to the lack of sunlight and green grass, or is it possibly something else? May she have gotten frostbite during the cold weather? Maybe a nutritional deficiency?

    Other than the comb she seems very happy and normal. She comes up for pets and she ran around with the other girls all day today.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    combs...well there are wide spaced ones...ones that prevent hair breakage....even flea ones....Ooh..sorry!..you meant chicken combs!...duh!...[​IMG]..sorry cant help ya....but..heres a bump up...[​IMG]
     
  3. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always got some of the girls that have "comb overs". Sure doesn't seem to bother them at all and they lay great. Sorry but I've no idea what causes it.
    It makes it easier for me to tell them from the others, so I've never minded. I've got one that the comb falls a bit to the side but one area on it stays up so she looks like Pebbles on the Flintstones! Thus..her name [​IMG]. Another has a really fluted looking ruffly comb that flops ever so slightly.
    Maybe someone else will have the reason they do this and then I'll know too. Good luck!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i actually do have a hen that has a floppy comb...its cute actually!....it's bigger than my roos!...[​IMG]...and i think she is a red/gold sex link..(i think...)...peace, Wendy
     
  6. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's good enough for me! One less thing to worry about [​IMG]
     
  7. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    My roo Chickie has a comb so tall and floppy it looks like a French beret.[​IMG]
     
  8. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He's adorable! Would give Donald Trump a run for his money on that comb over [​IMG]
     
  9. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you and you know what....Chickie is so vain, he'd give good old Donald a run for his money in the vanity department too. Chickie is a fan of the mirror for sure.
     
  10. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well as long as the comb didn't change color or become smaller too. If it only flipped over and nothing else, I'd say you have nothing to worry about. My favorite chicken's comb flipped over but *changed color* as well...I didn't think much of it but about 3 weeks later he's dying.
     

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