Hen's Red Comb?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by This_chicks_place, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm new to raising chickens and I have read on here that you will know when it's time for a hen to lay by the color of her comb and wattles. How red is red?? Will it be as red as a roosters? Could someone post a pic for us newbies so we could have something to compare it to? Thanks
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took this picture today. These pullets are 18 weeks old. A few have started squatting. Their moms layed at 25 weeks but th[​IMG]ese girls act like they will lay sooner I hope.
     
  3. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pic. They are cuties! I have orpingtons and their combs are not that big. Will they get that size?
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm not sure I only have Texas Red chickens thats what I call em & one Dominique.
     
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Yes when they are ready to lay the comb and wattles will get as red as a roosters.
     
  6. Chulke

    Chulke Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah their combs will definitely turn redder and grow out a little bit. Some tend to get redder than others I think.
     

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