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Broody hen with odd colored comb and wattles?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nobodyherebutuschickens, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard it said that when a hen's comb is a darker red, then she is about to lay an egg, and when it is pale, she is taking a break from laying eggs or being broody. My one-year old white orpington has recently gone broody and is sitting on a clutch of fertilized eggs. However, for the past few days I've noticed that her comb and wattles have turned a deep red, almost purpley. She hasn't laid any eggs for a while now, and I don't expect her to. Is this a bad sign? Will she be ok?

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    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  2. Kane

    Kane Out Of The Brooder

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    The more a hen lays the more it gets discolored. It probably has white skin too? Called the bleaching sequence.
     

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