Barred Rock has orange comb

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Chicken Fan, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my barred rocks has an orange comb. It is usually red, but she is not laying right now. We have had a ton of rain recently, so could the weather affect her? I just want to make sure that an orange comb is nothing to be worried about.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Hens lose the bright red coloring in their combs to signify to the rooster that they aren't currently fertile and aren't laying eggs. Behavior is a better indicator of whether you hen has taken a break or that there's something wrong with her. If she eats and drinks and scratches around normally I wouldn't be concerned.
     
  3. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I've been watching her and she seems ok; but I'll just continue to keep an eye out.
     

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