Suddenly a HUGE comb!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wildsky, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    OK, one of my Ideal specials (wanted a California white) has SUDDENLY sprouted a HUGE comb, it was very tiny and almost overnight it SHOT up at least half an inch! I mean it can flop around it grew so much!

    Does this mean an EGG soon?

    I have two of these girls and the one still has a tiny little comb....

    They were all born in the first week of August - so they're what .... around 19 weeks old this week!
     
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  2. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's see a pic!!!

    Edited to say: None of mine have combs that flop....but I know what you mean about "sprouting" overnight. Amazing how you're with them every day and then something just POPS like that!
     
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  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] perhaps tomorrow I can get one, if she stands still long enough, she's seriously competing with the ROOSTER for size of comb!
     
  4. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two RIRs. One, Peggy, developed a comb like that.. suddenly. It is so big it tries to flop a bit. Her sister RIR, 'Arold, still has a much smaller comb.

    Peggy was my first girl to lay an egg out of my 10. I had read somewhere (maybe an old wives' tale?) that girls with big, floppy combs are terrific layers. [​IMG]

    Regardless, should be eggs soon!

    Meghan
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    So...... must be some sign of going to lay...!!
    I found two lovely white eggs today.... I believe from this girl with her flopsy comb!

    She was laying on the floor of the coop! [​IMG]
     

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