Chicken comb pink, not red

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sahararose, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Sahararose

    Sahararose New Egg

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    We have 12 chickens, all 7 or 8 months old. They have a large, walk-in coop and almost 800 square ft of fenced in area that they share with 3 ducks. They eat Purina Layena mixed with a 20 to 1 ration of oyster shell, get fresh grass & weeds every day and treats of sunflower seeds and mealworms. They all seem happy & healthy as our 6 red chickens layer 6-7 eggs a day and our 6 white chickens lay 5 eggs a day. But 1 of our white chickens has a light-medium pink comb, not red like the others. This is not something new, it has always been this color. She seems healthy in every other way, no parasites and is eating well. Is this something I should be concerned about??

    Thank you for any help. We are 1st time chicken owners and are still not sure if we are doing things right.
     
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I think the pink comb is just a sign that she is not yet laying once she matures her comb will probably turn red and you'll start getting six eggs... chickens mature at different rates just keep an eye on her but I'm sure it's normal.
     
  3. Sahararose

    Sahararose New Egg

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    Thank you for your reply. The others started laying almost 2 months ago! Since they are all the same age, within a week of each other, could that still be a reason for the pink comb? If she is not laying, should I be concerned about that?
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I'm not sure, I just know that before they lay there combs are very pink, as they close in on egg laying the comb gets red and tells you who's productive. I don't think I'd be too worried they all start laying at different ages, she's just a late bloomer IMO... Is this one 7 or months old?
     
  5. Sahararose

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    We got them all from TSC either the last week in March or 1st week in April and they were a week old then. So they should be about 7 and a half months old.
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Doesn't seem to odd, even 8 doesn't seem bad... I have some nearly 6 month old buff Orpington's and only one is getting a bigger redder comb, all the rest are still pink. Last year I had an EE start around 7 months....
     

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