Do all laying hens get red wattles?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kmdsparrow, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. kmdsparrow

    kmdsparrow Chirping

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    I have Easter Eggers. Do they get red wattles also before they begin laying? They are 15 weeks old. I'm eager for my first egg.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Don't be too eager. Early egg-laying can be detrimental to a hen's overall health and longevity. Besides, you still have at least a month of continued waiting.

    Good luck.
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Ameraucaunas and EE's are known to start laying eggs very late, so I wouldn't get too excited just yet.
     

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