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One of my hens has had her comb grow and turn very red. Both girls were pullets this past fall when I got them. Now I'm not sure if I should be expecting eggs for the first time or that my hen is a rooster. It is the dark one in the back of picture. Her comb looked like the white hen until about 3 days ago
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It's hard to tell from the pic- but the dark one looks like a hen close to laying- I would watch for eggs soon.

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Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

History Geek- Medieval reenactment, fiber arts and cooking, and natural architectural nut.

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Thank you for the quick response. We hope to get our first eggs soon. New to having chickens. How long do you think it will be. No squatting yet.
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Some hens don't squat- but watch for the bird to be investigating nest boxes or quiet corners. Some of my hens were red for a month before laying, others a week. How old are your chickens?


Edited by Paganrose - 1/21/16 at 8:26pm

Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

History Geek- Medieval reenactment, fiber arts and cooking, and natural architectural nut.

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Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

History Geek- Medieval reenactment, fiber arts and cooking, and natural architectural nut.

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post #5 of 7
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Thats the big question... Got them as "pullets" from feed store early last October. They have grown considerably and now look like adults. I think they must have been spring chicks. Feed store did not know. Will stand by and plan for omlettes at some point!!
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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