Buff Orpington hen w/ long wattles and comb?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BuckeyeFoodie, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. BuckeyeFoodie

    BuckeyeFoodie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    Hey all! So I was curious if my hens are normal: our roo was killed about two months ago, and ever since I have noticed that my remaining Buff Orpington hens (just shy of one year old) have grown bigger wattles and comb.
    - proven laying hen

    They were ordered through my feed store. Previous hens were either from Murray McMurray, or the feed store's previous supplier (they switched to a new hatchery last year). Are they supposed to be this large, and I've just had crappy stock in the past? Or are they having a reaction to no more roo?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Looks like a pretty typical hatchery sourced Buff Orpington.

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