Combs and Wattles

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emeraldcowgirl, May 23, 2011.

  1. emeraldcowgirl

    emeraldcowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    When do combs and wattles generally start getting full? My hens are almost 4 months old and they have tiny combs and no sign of a wattle yet. Is that normal? Thanks!
     
  2. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 Australorps started really developing when they were about 7 months old and my 5 Buff Orpingtons when they were 6 months old. It has been a month for both and while the growth is substantial I don't think they are quite done. They started laying during the last 2 weeks. Some that i thought were most developed weren't even the first to lay. The combs and wattles definitely turned a brilliant red as opposed the the kind of pink they had been when smaller.
     

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