what does a flopped comb mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by backyardbarn, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a little frizzle chicken. She has lost many of her feathers. I am not sure if she is molting or if the roosters tried to mate with her too much. She also has a flopped over comb i just noticed recently. I am not sure if that means she is sick. She is seperate from the other chickens because she is hatching an egg. I dont know what the flopped over comb means and would like to.
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I have had the same thing happen with a couple of my birds and with mine, it hasn't meant sickness.
    Just to add, though, when this happened with mine, it wasn't accompanied by feather loss or anything else.
    Is her comb pale or anything? Is it really large? I know when they have ginormous combs, they tend to flop sometimes.
    Hope she's OK. [​IMG]
     
  3. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    She is a frizzle, sofor her size thecomb is bigger but its definitely not big in comparison with other chickens. She has been acting healthy other than the lack of feathers wich is most likely do to molting. None of my other chickens have flopped combs so i was worried when hers flopped. Her comb is a reddish color. what color should they be?
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Red is good.
    When my girls were molting/broody, their combs got a bit pale. Slightly more pink than red.
     
  5. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so i will keep an eye on her and if any other sighns show up i will take action to fix, but for right now she seemsto be ok. thank you
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    One of my Buff Orpington hens has a naturally flopped-over comb. I named her Miss Floppy.

    But I don't know what it means when a comb that is normally straight up flops over...
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    You're welcome.
    Hope she does OK for you. [​IMG]
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Some broodies won't get up and eat and drink once a day as they supposedly do. If she were mine I'd take her off the nest AM and PM and hassle her until she ate and drank, unless you see her off the nest on her own.
     
  9. tom e

    tom e Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We've got a buff Orpington with one as well. She looks like she's wearing a beret!
     
  10. Toril

    Toril Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a RIR with a flopped comb. Looks like she's got her church hat on. :)
     

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