rooster crest

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by omartorres, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. omartorres

    omartorres Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 6, 2011
    Hello i had a question why do people cut the crest and the other thing of the rooster?i heard something about geting sick in the winter or something.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Do you mean the comb and wattles? That is called dubbing. I personally don't do that, but very large combs and wattles can become frostbitten in the winter time. That can become infected and make them sick, I guess.

    Also, breeds like the Modern Game are often dubbed for showing.

    It's a good idea, if you live in a climate with harsh winters, to put a layer of vasceline on your chicken's combs and wattles (or is it waddles). That will help prevent frostbite.

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