Squatting, but no red comb or wattle???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lhayes1976, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. lhayes1976

    lhayes1976 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three Golden Comets that are 21 weeks old. One started laying last Friday, but nothing from the other two yet. Of the two not laying, the one with the least developed comb/wattle is squatting all the time. Is it possible to start laying without the red comb/wattle? The other with the more developed comb/wattle is just plain goofy. No sign of squatting wth her.
     
  2. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Golden Comets who are 22 1/2 weeks old. One of them has been laying since she was 18 1/2 weeks, almost every day. She is a real egg-producing machine. The other one does have red comb and wattles, but she hasn't really squatted yet. I did observe her investigating the nest boxes this morning while the other one was laying, so I am hopeful it will be soon. We have 9 chickens and only one of the has started laying.
     
  3. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    In production birds, it's possible that she may never have red combs and wattles. They're a mix between two breeds. My tetra tints have started laying, but have anemic little blond-ish combs. Check her vent, if it's dry and puckered, probably not laying. If it's moist and resembles Angelina Jolies pout, she's ready to lay.
     
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  4. lhayes1976

    lhayes1976 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my! I'm anxious for eggs, but not that anxious [​IMG] I'll just keep checking the nest and not the vent.
     
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  5. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE that has no wattles and a very small flesh colored comb and she is laying and a BA who has had a large red comb for over a month that is not laying so I don't think that a comb color is always a factor.
     
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    misidawnrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I wonder if Angelina Jolie ever googles her name and if she does, will she come across this post that compares her mouth with a chicken butt!!!!!! hahahahahahaha
     
  7. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my ee that started laying surprised me because out of all the ee's she had the least reddest comb and wattles...she was the first to squat and laid about a week after the first squat. 2 other ees just started squatting so hopefully they will start laying soon.
     
  8. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wonder if Angelina Jolie ever googles her name and if she does, will she come across this post that compares her mouth with a chicken butt!!!!!! hahahahahahaha

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  9. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] oh my thats great haha I have EEgers who are 21 weeks old and have really red combs but they arent squatting yet.. So no eggs... Hopefully soon.. I still think I am doing something wrong just cant figure out what lol darn free loaders.. rofl
     

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