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post #11 of 18

I've noticed by barred rock 'blushes' when she's stressed. Her head gets really red...where as when she's just chilling she looks rather pinkish/pale.

post #12 of 18

One of my EEs does this. She jumps into my lap to be petted, and as I do, her comb turns all the way to yellow!...and then she usually falls asleep. She's more cat than chicken.

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post #13 of 18

Got a question .  .. since you guys seem to be in tune with the color of combs and behavior, i got an huge egg today from my blue asian. She just started laying a couple weeks back, but today i noticed she was very pale in the comb  .  .. could it be from the stress of the size egg? she's  not a "lap a doodle" ( cute by the way!) but she seems very at ease.

 

 the egg on the right is the one she laid today yesterdays is on the left .  .

post #14 of 18
My hens are 19 weeks old and I am expecting an egg any day now. But, I have noticed some of them have pale wattles and combs.. Does anyone have any ideas of what might be wrong? You can't see as well as you can in person, but my hen on the left has the more pale colored comb and wattle compared to the ones on the right.
post #15 of 18
Hi I've been looking on the net trying to find out about the combs. My hen definitely gets paler when being petted. I wasn't sure if she was stressed although she doesn't struggle or run away.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by tina love View Post
 

Got a question .  .. since you guys seem to be in tune with the color of combs and behavior, i got an huge egg today from my blue asian. She just started laying a couple weeks back, but today i noticed she was very pale in the comb  .  .. could it be from the stress of the size egg? she's  not a "lap a doodle" ( cute by the way!) but she seems very at ease.

 

 the egg on the right is the one she laid today yesterdays is on the left .  .


Pale come was probably due to the large egg.  That had to be rough getting that out.  Did it turn back to red a day or so later?

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post #17 of 18
When we get big eggs it's normally a double yolk. We've only had 2. And both we'r at the beginning of the girls starting to lay. I would be interested to find out what the eggs like inside.
post #18 of 18
I have only one girl that is ok with being held. (we got all of them well after hatching) She does that dark to pale comb and wattle trick as well.
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