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Chicken Wattles and Combs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CoopaTroopa, May 19, 2016.

  1. CoopaTroopa

    CoopaTroopa New Egg

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    This is our 7 week old Australorp, Lady. This week, we noticed all our girls were showing wattle skin (super exciting!) and some of them are even turning pink in their combs. But Lady's right wattle seems to be turning really red really fast. Is this something to be worried about, or is she just an early bloomer?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! A very red wattle and comb at seven weeks of age sounds 'rooish' to me. Pictures would be good, but Lady might actually be a laddie. Mary
     
  3. CoopaTroopa

    CoopaTroopa New Egg

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    Lady is definitely a female (no spurs and small comb yet). All her sisters are also turning pink, but in their combs. My fiancé thinks it has something to do with the amount of outside time they're getting now that's nice enough to take them out... I've tried to include a picture of our Lady
     
  4. CoopaTroopa

    CoopaTroopa New Egg

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    For some reason I'm unable to post a picture of my Lady
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2016

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