EE Comb color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pollo curioso, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. pollo curioso

    pollo curioso Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 18, 2011
    Yes I am one of many waiting; will her eggs be blue, green, brown, etc?
    So many posts can hardly stand to wait and see what color eggs match all the tell-tale signs of a blue or green egger.
    EE'gers have such an understated comb. Do their combs go bright red like other hens just before they lay? Mine are darn-near that laying age and their combs seem to be getting flush but are still pinkish. Do EE's go bright red when they're about to lay?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Yes they do. If your girls still have pink combs then they aren't ready. One of mine was 40 weeks old before she started laying. The other laid at about 24 weeks.

    Good luck.
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    If their combs are pink, they aren't close to laying. If their red, then yeah. (They lay blue and green eggs)
  4. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2011
    West Fork
    Yes. One of my EE's got so red in the face that she looked angry. But the other two are less red but definitely a deep pink.

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