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I have 5 hens (down from 6 once the local fox got news of our new additions - but that's another thread) that have been having a great time in their coop/run area. I noticed this morning that one of the hens (Buff Orpington) has an issue with her comb. It doesn't look like spots, but more like one of the pokey parts of the comb was broken off at the base and turned black. My instinct tells me this is from bullying, but I'm really not sure. Should I be more worried about this than I am presently? or is this part of the chicken behavior that I need to be aware of?

Thank you so much for your help.
 

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Rob, I was wondering about that. Seemed like an inflicted injury rather than an illness. Thanks for your input!
 

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I have 8 BO hens and one BO Rooster.

Rooster had some black tips from last winter, I figured from frost bite. Late spring black tips fell off. He's still acting like a typical teenage boy......

A few of the hens have black on the combs. They are eating, laying and cackling just fine.
 
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