Hens comb lighter that the other hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LegginMF12, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Songster

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    Has been this way all along. She is fat healthy and active but has not started laying eggs yet. Is this a normal color variation in Buff Orpington hens?
    I included 2 pics of her and one pic of the others in a group without her in it.




  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    The combs will vary a tremendous amount at various stages of their lives. When laying they are bright red but at times they are not laying they go quite pale. During a molt or while broody they can pale out to be a light shade of pink. Before they start to lay they are usually pink and the sign that they are getting ready to start laying is when you see the comb start to turn red.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by