Comb color... roosters... affect laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by allig8r, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. allig8r

    allig8r Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay... I only have ladies. Could that delay the onset of laying?

    Also, I saw someone write about the pullets combs turning more red and thinking it was signaling that laying may commence. Is there any truth to that? Because I have 2 Australorps and a BR that meet that description.

    Please... put me out of my misery and false hopes. [​IMG] (that's my favorite smiley lately)
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Patience, patience... it's SOOOO hard to wait.

    BUT, if you really have girl chickens (and I'm sure you do) at some point you'll get some eggs from somebody!

  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, the comb color is a true indication that the lay is on. During molt combs will be very pale.

  4. allig8r

    allig8r Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Okay... because I have ONE girl that is for certain almost ready then. Whew... There are two right behind her and the rest have a bit to go...

    I guess I'll go check today, then... I was taking a break.
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Doesn't matter if you have a rooster or not, they will lay when their bodies are ready.

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