Pale comb

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by plc, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. plc

    plc Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2011
    Hello all..

    I have been reading this site for months & just now had an issue come up that I knew ya'll could help me with..we are new to chicken keeping, we've had our four hens since June. One is laying, the others aren't yet. My barred rock's comb is really pale compared to the others..

    The first one is Henrietta, a barred rock-she is the one with the pale comb

    The second on is Hawk, her comb is tiny, but more red...
    The third one, Chipper is white, supposed to be a banty, but she is growing [​IMG]
    The last one is a sex-link, she is my brown egg layer [​IMG]


    Thanks for any help [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  2. dantodd

    dantodd Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2011
    San Carlos, CA
    Typically the combs darken and grow as the pullets reach maturity and begin laying eggs. Unless her comb was brighter when you got her and has become pale I wouldn't worry about it. You can use her comb reddening and growth as an indication she is getting close to laying her first egg.

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