17 weeks old and combs and wattles bright red

Sharon2012

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 15, 2012
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Southeast Tennessee
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?
 

Y N dottes

Songster
7 Years
Sep 1, 2012
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South Central WI
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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