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Comb concerns

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by goodag2, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. goodag2

    goodag2 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    My black australorp hen has a black comb. It's shape is not unusual for a hen but the black has me wondering. Is this common? Also, will the condition of the comb indicate whether she is ready to start laying? Good chickie.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If the comb gets larger and red she will be getting ready to lay. One of my black stars has dark pigmentation along the top of her comb too.

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