How soon aftre hens getting red combs do they start laying eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamaboyd, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. mamaboyd

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    My chickens are about 15 1/2 weeks old. I have a few hens that have had very red combs for over a week now, some of the hens still have very pale combs. How long from when the combs start getting really red do they start laying?? Coinicidently , the hens with the really red combs are the ones that are escaping the run and free ranging in the horse paddock and bushes. Should I be checking for nests and eggs in there?
    Thanks!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Their combs begin to turn red about a month before laying. Good luck!
     
  3. mamaboyd

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    Thanks, I've got something to look forward too!
     

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