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i hope this is in right spot/small comb and wattle?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wendy, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    one of our Black Star Sex Links has a small comb and wattle. i started a thread on here recently about how big a egg one of our chickens laid, but did not know who it was. well i have been getting eggs more often because we had a chicken snake! [​IMG] and the BSSL was in the nesting box and she had a huge egg partially under her. but we thought she was younger because of the smaller or underdevloped comb and wattle? any help with this? anybody ever experienced this or heard of such a thing? thanks for all the help in advanced my byc friends! [​IMG]
     
  2. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 hens that are laying right now. They will share the nest. If one lays an egg the other will use the nest with the egg still in it. So she basically will lay on anothers egg. I'm asuming (sp?) that your hen that has been laying, did so. And your young hen just decided to see what it was like to lay on it? Just a guess.
    Or mabey she just wanted to lay in the nest and the egg happen to be there.
    Mabey she is of laying age. If you could post a picture someone else will be along to give you an idea of age.
     
  3. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:thank you for the post. i know she laid it because of how often i get eggs and our coop and pen are close enough i can here them cluck when laying. i will try to get a pic. they don't stay to still for that. and i already gave them a evening treat.
     
  4. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
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    okay here is the chicken with the small comb and wattle. she is laying the large over 3 inch eggs! go figure? why is her comb and wattle look so small and underdevloped compared to the other chickens that are suppose to be within a month or two of age? any help would be appreciated!
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Each chicken is unique?? I have birds that are the same age, same breed and their are definite size differences in their combs and wattles....
     
  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    so there is nothing wrong with her then. i was just wondering! thank you.
     
  7. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt there's anything wrong with her. She sure is pretty and her feathers are nice and shinny. [​IMG] I agree with Angie n Main, she may just be slower in development in that area.
     
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
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    Quote:well thank you, yeah i really like our chickens now. at first i just thought of them as a food source for eggs to cook. (i don't plan on eating my chickens, so no one fuss at me for that please! lol) but they have really grown on me and i enjoy caring for them alot :aww
     
  9. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see it now. You will be getting more chickens before you know it. [​IMG] They are quite addicting [​IMG]
     
  10. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    oh my husband wants more, we have two baby peacocks and i bought a book from mcmurray hatchery on peacocks and they sent us a catalog with it and my husband did not know how many different chickens there are. he wants more after the peacocks get bigger! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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