Getting red comb

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DLS, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 25 new RiR hens. 3 of them have grown a comb & the others are just getting started. These 3 have small waddels & the comb & ears are BEET red - thats usully a sign of getting ready to lay. BUT these hens are only three monhs old, they were born on 4th of july. ! WHATS UP?
    (& they don't seem t act like roos eather)
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you should show us some pictures.
     
  3. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nothing to take a picture of . three out of 25 hens has grown a RED comb at 3 months. the rest has not.
    Dan
     
  4. egg proof

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    I'm far from an expert, but my RIR's combs were red early too. The size of the comb seems to play a big part, as only one is laying (20 weeks) and her comb is huge compared to the others. I would rely on size more than color. When the combs flop get out the fry pan. [​IMG]
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 RIR'S 6 are 25 weeks & 4 are 22 weeks. Two have big combs I mean red & falling over also big red wattles. I thought holy cow I have 2 roos which I don't want. Well, I started getting an egg a day. Yea. Well I wanted to find out who was laying. So I caught her & low an behold it was the rooster looking one. I was happy about that. Now If I could catch the other rooster looking one laying I'd be even happier. I"ll get a picture & show you .
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They might be just a little ahead of the curve. And they could also be males that got slipped in. I would not expect a truly red comb in a female at that age, but stranger things have happened. That's why i thought pictures would be nice.
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are 25 weeks old. [​IMG] Heres the one laying.
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the one not laying 25 weeks old.[​IMG]
     
  9. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:looks like a hen to me, you may want to get that fry pan out soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:looks like a hen to me, you may want to get that fry pan out soon. [​IMG]

    Yep!!! Just finished breakfast. She layed at 10 am so I had to wait . But it was worth it. Everything I ate was raised at 7L. I had venision sausage Which was killed here, eggs from the babes, & green onions from the garden,& well water.
     

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