Combs and Wattles

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

  1. emeraldcowgirl

    emeraldcowgirl In the Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    Klamath Falls, OR
    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 Songster

    Mar 31, 2011
    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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