combs and wattles growing!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenAl, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    Our golden comets and amberlinks are beginning to grow heavier combs and wattles this week, and they are turning red. Yippee! They are approaching 14 weeks by my best calculation. What else can we expect to see before laying starts, and is this an indicator that we are within weeks, or is there just no telling for sure?
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting red combs is a good sign. Also, if they do the "squat" for you as you approach them. 14 weeks is still young, so you might have a ways to go. I know the wait for eggs is hard! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    The waiting is excruciating. It is worse now that it may be close.
     
  4. redeye roy

    redeye roy Out Of The Brooder

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    ya what chickenAL said:jumpy
     

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