Comb on pullets turning pink - eggs close?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by imthedude, May 17, 2010.

  1. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So a few of our pullets are starting to get a pink comb. I've noticed this over the last couple of days. Does this mean that they are maturing and nearing point of lay? They are right at 11 weeks, so I wouldn't expect it yet. Is that too early? We're talking about Barred Rocks and Buff Orps.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, not close yet. 20-24 weeks is usually when they start laying. The comb will get really red when they get close.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If they already have a really red comb, then chances are they are roosters. Post pics and we can have a look.
     
  4. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was hoping that they were a ways off, as 11 weeks seemed too young. and the two roosters are letting me know that they are indeed roosters about 5:45 every morning. [​IMG]
     

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