Roosters Comb Folding Over

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spydertoys, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Orpington rooster whose comb has started to flop over in the last week or so. I am not new to raising chickens but I have never seen this happen suddenly before. Any ideas why this is happening??
     
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  2. bkterry

    bkterry Out Of The Brooder

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    a couple of my roosters' combs were doing that for a while when they were a few months old but as they grew they stood up straight. not sure what caused it but they seemed to grow out of it as they matured. they were both buff orps. by the way
     
  3. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one is a mature male. It started quite suddenly. I have never seen anything like this before.
     
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  4. hwerner

    hwerner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one like that also. He is a year old and one night he was fine, then the next morning his comb was folded over. I have no idea why either. He seems healthy and fine, he's still chasing hens, cats, and bugs. He eats, drinks, and poos normally too. I just put it off to the heat. If anybody has any other clues, I am also interested.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    spydertoys, is it very hot where you are? One of my roos has a comb that normally stands up, but it's so dang hot it's flopping over a bit. Chickens lose heat thru their combs.
     
  6. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He died..I have no clue why.
     
  7. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

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    sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Sorry to hear about your roo.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  10. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am so sorry to hear that your roo died.
     

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