why do chickens have combs and waddles?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by countrychicken00, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wonder why my chickens have combs and waddles. [​IMG]
    I mean like what are they for?
    One of my roosters got his waddle torn off by the hens,
    but no sign of blood. [​IMG]
    isn't it supposed to be bleeding?
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They have combs to keep their waddles groomed! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Comb: Used for temperature regulation as well as a sexual indicator.

    Wattles: Used for temperature regulation as well as sexual indicator.


    Both the comb and wattle can be looked at for health/wellness status as well.
     
  4. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do humans have eye brows? lol Sorry had to ask that! lol

    Yeah what Rodriguez poultry said! Hmm Im surprised your roos comb didnt bleed because I know when people dub, it usually bleeds.
     
  5. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'am glad I new what the combs and waddles are for, thanks.
    But, why didn't my roosters waddle bleed?
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Waddle is how a duck walks. A wattle is the appendage on the chicken's head.


    It could be any number of things. It could have been that it bled while you weren't there, it could also be that the hen did not get a very vascular part of your rooster's wattle.
     
  7. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much!!
    Well since now I know.
    I want to say thank you for your knowledge
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  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    No problem!
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Ducks waddle; roosters have wattles.
     
  10. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok everyone, gotta be nice to my daughter...she is young and learning. [​IMG]

    Glad you are asking questions!

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