First eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crooked stripe, May 29, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I have read somewhere on this site that the combs and wattles on hens turn red just before egg laying. I have one BA hen who is starting to turn bright pink. Will the comb and wattles turn a bright red as the roo. I guess I am hoping for fresh eggs. My chickens are 16 weeks now. John
  2. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    All my good laying hens head ornaments are a deep deep rose color.just a red as my roos. seems a hens ornaments turn pinkish when not laying.

    Im guessing its a hormonal blood rush to the head that causes the deep red when they are laying.and when the hormones lay off not so much. im no big wig sientest,but just as good with southern common sense.
  3. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    My sex-links' comb and wattles were still pink when they started laying, but soon turned red. But you know how sex-links are, egg-laying over achievers! [​IMG]

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