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

    Dec 20, 2010
    Erie, Colorado
    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

    Jun 26, 2011
    South Haven
    The more a hen lays the more it gets discolored. It probably has white skin too? Called the bleaching sequence.

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