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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

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Premium Member

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

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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