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Does Comb Color indicate Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sahara, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard somewhere that the darker the comb color means the hen/pullet is ready to lay. Can anyone confirm or educate me?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Bright red combs are one indicator that a hen is in lay cycle or approaching point of lay.

    Dull, lighter pink combs can mean they are not mature enough yet or they are in moult or just taking a break (ex: broody).

    Jody
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some birds have bigger and darker combs than othes all the time.

    Of course, the eggs show up at the other end of the bird. The distance between the pelvic bones indicates the developing eggs and oviduct.

    Steve
     
  4. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started getting my first eggs this week. I thought I had one layer. I was getting about one egg a day. But we noticed that another pullet's comb got somhow bigger. I did not think she was old enough to lay but today, we went out and got an egg this morning, still warm from my oldest girl. About a half hour ago today I went out to tuck them in and there was another egg. So I believe the comb did tell me that the other pullet was indeed laying. I am new to this, so I am no expert. But the kids and I did notice a difference in brighter colr and size just before hand.
     
  5. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    apparently the larger the comb, the more it shows its in laying status

    and sometimes apparently the colour of the earlobes can tell you the colour of the eggs?
     
  6. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    earlobes? really? I gotta run out and look. Okay its cold and dark. I have already tucked them in. I will look tomorrow! Thanks for the info!
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    White earlobes= white eggs and red earlobes= brown eggs
     
  8. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:attack chicken could never of said it better...
     
  9. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! I will look at everybody tomorrow! I think the only one with white is my littlest roo! No eggs there. [​IMG] But I will inspect ears in the morning! Thanks. jeanmarie
     
  10. Gtown Farmer

    Gtown Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Delores, one of my Aarucana hens has white earlobes and she gives me beautiful pink eggs.
     

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