17 weeks old and combs and wattles bright red

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sharon2012, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Sharon2012

    Sharon2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three lavender orps (two that may or may not be roos) 2 barred rock and two black chicks that we think may be australorps. All the wattles and combs are getting bright red. Does that mean I can start looking for eggs soon? And can lavender orpington hens have big wattles and combs like some other types of hens?
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 17 weeks, its kind of early for them to start laying......though the bright combs/wattles are normal at this stage i think.
    most hens start laying between 20-25 weeks, though all chickens are different.
    I know that 'buff' orpington hens dont have big combs/wattles, so i doubt lavender orps do either
     

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