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Hen's Red Comb?

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Hi,
     I'm new to raising chickens and I have read on here that you will know when it's time for a hen to lay by the color of her comb and wattles.  How red is red??  Will it be as red as a roosters?  Could someone post a pic for us newbies so we could have something to compare it to?  Thanks

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Wife to the best Husband on earth, Mom to 4 daughters, Nini to 2 grandaughters, 1 dog, 4 cats, First time "Mother Hen" to 5 lovely Hennys. And Bo the big guy (Rooster)
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post #2 of 6

I just took this picture today. These pullets are 18 weeks old. A few have started squatting. Their moms layed at 25 weeks but thhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63768_18_weeks_001.jpgese girls act like they will lay sooner I hope.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the pic.  They are cuties!  I have orpingtons and their combs are not that big.  Will they get that size?

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Originally Posted by This_chicks_place 

Thanks for the pic.  They are cuties!  I have orpingtons and their combs are not that big.  Will they get that size?


I'm not sure I only have Texas Red chickens thats what I call em & one Dominique.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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post #5 of 6

Yes when they are ready to lay the comb and wattles will get as red as a roosters.

~ Tricia~   Polish, Runner Ducks, Bantam Orpingtons NPIP# CA-340 

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~ Tricia~   Polish, Runner Ducks, Bantam Orpingtons NPIP# CA-340 

Feathers On The Ground

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post #6 of 6

Yeah their combs will definitely turn redder and grow out a little bit. Some tend to get redder than others I think.

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