Dubbing Your Cock’s Comb?

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In extremely cold weather, chickens are vulnerable to frostbites that could cause them pain, loss of mobility, and decreased fertility in roosters and egg production in hens. Frostbite causes blood clots and tissue damage to chicken’s comb.

Some signs of frostbite are color changes to combs, swelling, and blisters. And some breeders prefer to trim their game fowl’s comb to prevent frostbites in cold weather.

Trimming the comb of game fowl has shared different opinions regarding the practice. Some cite it as animal cruelty while some do think that it would give their game fowl good looking style.

People in breeding world prefer not to trim their game fowls’ comb to determine the possible bloodlines it have with the original breeders. But if frostbite cases are at risk, they would have to compromise and do the trimming.

For cock fighters, trimming their game fowl’s comb are preferable as it makes them lighter and more tolerable to pain. Trimming are advisable to be done before they reach 5 months as they will be used to fight in the cockpit when they turn 7 months.

Whichever is your choice, just give caution in preventing your game fowl in catching frostbites.

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