the comb????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lauramb, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. lauramb

    lauramb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi so when I got my chicken the lady was going to kill her cus she was 2 1/2 and not laying anymore. Well we have had her for a month and her comb was so small. Now its really big and she is laying everyday almost. If she was grown already when we got her why would her comb grow????? I'm new to the chicken thing. :) thanks
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's all about the hormones. When hens are well fed in good health and their hormone levels rise their combs are an indicator of the onset of laying.
     
  3. lauramb

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    That is to say that she is good now right??? Happy and healthy!
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, her bright enlarged comb and wattles are her body's way of saying, "Look! I'm in the peak of health."
     
  5. lauramb

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    Oh good!!! I have another chicken that just showed up one day in bad shape and they are both looking so much better!
     

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