white leg horns with floppy combs

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  1. carol0710

    carol0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure if I have posted this in the right place. If I didn't sorry.
    I have 6 White legs horns they all seem to have floppy combs. Is this normal. I new to chickens and not sure. My girls are 19 weeks old.
    Thank you,
    Carol
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Floppy combs are typical of the Leghorn breed, especially among Leghorn hens. If your chickens are eating well and otherwise acting normal (as normal as chickens can be! [​IMG]), you have nothing to worry about.

    See you around the forum!
     
  3. carol0710

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    thank you very much.
    Carol:thumbsup
     
  4. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one leghorn. Not sure of her exact age as I got her as an older bird. She is under a year. Anyway, she also has a floppy comb or "hairdoo" as my daughter says. She is still laying smallish eggs so I was wondering if her comb would stand up as she got older. I could try some hair gel-hmmmm....

    That paints a pretty picture of me running around the yard with a can of gel chasing a leghorn. [​IMG]
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Good luck with that, Bulldog...
    They 're faster than a greased pig!

    Obelisk's comb did that when she was younger.
     
  6. carol0710

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    thats to funny bull dog. I can picture you now, running around the yard trying to catch that chicken.[​IMG]
     
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