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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ticks, Aug 10, 2008.
Can any oen post a pic of how red the combs hould be?
What about a bulgy butt?
Should I feed them layer pellets?
Besides red combs and squating I look for singing. They sing the long boooocks almost like singing the moody blues.
Quote:yup lol my silkies do a very weird bababababababababababaaaaawk!!!! noise lol very loud!
I think they are doing that!
What does it sound like? Almost liek they are mad?
Quote:yuppers- mine sound very mad and do the same high pitched noise over and over again rels fast
Quote:i have used many things in the past such as; doorknobs, golf balls, colorful plaic easter eggs. prettymuch any small round thing should work.
After trying to borrow a ping pong ball, golf ball ect... no one came through, SO I had boiled a store bought egg and plopped it under Muppet tonight while she was sleeping. It was a Large egg so I hope it doesn't throw her off?! Is that ok to do?
Ticks, here's a pic of how red the comb and wattle will become. You will suddenly notice their comb and wattle growing rapidly and it turn a bright red, plus they become very vocal and some of mine even "practice sat" in the nest before actually laying their first egg. I got another "first" egg today....my maran laid her first one!! I love the deep terracota color and it was perfect! I now have 4 out of 8 hens laying. Yours will start too!!!
Here are the pics! I included some of my nest box set up too...6 inches off the ground...works perfect!
THat's what color mine are, Mine are on the ground of the coop.