The hens combs fall over

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by polychickens, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. polychickens

    polychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it a problem that all of my hens combs fall over instead of standing up straight like the roosters do. They look warped or something. At least the ones with combs longer than just a nub are showing this.

    Dietary deficiency?

    Thanks!
    Polychickens
     
  2. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you have something like a leghorn or a high production layer, if their combs get big, they will flop over so that is normal.
     
  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my chickens that have the flat single comb are either flopping or have totally flopped. I've heard that it's normal as they enter egg-laying age.
     
  5. polychickens

    polychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah! Thanks guys!
    Mine are brown leghorns, RIR's and NHR's. My short combed barred rocks and no-combed amercaunas don't have this 'problem.'

    Polychickens
     
  6. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad I looked at this post. All of my 19 w/o girls are NHRs and the 4 with the biggest combs all have floppies. They seemed healthy in every other way (and Miss Prissy laid an egg today!), so I was stumped.

    Thanks for the ideas and the link. [​IMG]
     

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