Pinkish Combs/Waddles

ChickenJV12

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Sep 28, 2018
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Ok, so I got some new chickens not too long ago. I was told they were 1.5 years old. I'm worried about their combs and waddles as they're smaller than my other chickens I've had before and they are much pinker. Is this a problem, or should i let it go?
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ChickenJV12

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They might be starting to molt or finishing one. That can cause them to take a break from laying, and the combs would be paler and smaller while not laying. Could you get a closer picture of the hen in the foreground? Does she have soemthing white on her comb? Or is that just light?
Which one in the pic do you want a closer pic of?
 

sourland

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Yes. Once they regain condition and come back into lay combs and wattles will enlarge and brighten and color. They are just taking a break in their laying cycle. It's a bit difficult to tell from the picture, but I am guessing that they are not young birds.
 

ChickenJV12

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Sep 28, 2018
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Hudsonville, MI
Yes. Once they regain condition and come back into lay combs and wattles will enlarge and brighten and color. They are just taking a break in their laying cycle. It's a bit difficult to tell from the picture, but I am guessing that they are not young birds.
If you had to guess, how old would you think? Because the seller told me 1.5 years, but I'm not so sure if I believe him
 

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