Light combs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Stacey77, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Stacey77

    Stacey77 Just Hatched

    May 24, 2016
    Hi all, these girls are 24 weeks and we got our first egg yesterday. I am new to chickens and I'm concerned there combs are light. They seem healthy otherwise but I've red they should be getting red combs. Any advise? I have checked for mites and such and they seem to be clear of that. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2014
    NW Florida
    Pretty Easter Eggers! I have a gold one that looks just like the one in the picture, but she's a few weeks younger and not laying yet.

    I've seen the combs get redder as they begin to lay. I would not worry about it at this point.
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Easter Eggers can be slow to mature; additionally, EEs have pea combs and so their combs will never get quite to large or bright as breeds with larger types of comb. Your girls look fine.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I've found that the comb color of a lying bird not always really bright and plump....
    .....have had several girls laying well and perfectly healthy that had rather pale combs.
  5. Stacey77

    Stacey77 Just Hatched

    May 24, 2016
    Thanks so much for the input.Just wanted to make sure as they seem good and we love them so much.My husband wasn't sure about getting chickens and now he loves it! I can get chicken math now. Lol

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