RIR drooping comb is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bambi, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR hen that has a drooping comb. It seems that the bigger the comb gets the more it droops. It is nice and red but it covers her left eye. she is 22 wks old. Is she lacking something in her diet? At first thought it was cute but now concern.
     
  2. rdport

    rdport Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think there is anything wrong with her....just the way she is...maybe a little of another breed in her parents.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    She could be a production red, i have lots of them and some og their combs hang like that.

    I have some young RIR ,but their combs stand up.
     
  4. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your answers. I guess she could be a production red. They were sold to me as RIR and I only know that I know nothing [​IMG] but I am learning.Thanks again for the help
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Also, in the heat the comb expands to help cool the bird. That could be causing her comb to enlarge.
     

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