This is probably a stupid question but.....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lacymarie0526, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. lacymarie0526

    lacymarie0526 Out Of The Brooder

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    When do hens get there combs? I have a GLW that is still pretty bare up there! She has small wattles now but other than that shes got nothin'. Feel free to laught i'm new at this! LOL
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    GLW have pea combs so you won't see much up there for awhile.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry to correct you, Deniece, but Wyandottes have rose combs, actually. She's right, they dont pop up much till the girls are laying age.
     
  4. lacymarie0526

    lacymarie0526 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok she is 20 weeks now so something should start growing soon i guess. Thanks for the reply!
     
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Just remember "a watched comb never grows" [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Sorry, couldn't resist.....[​IMG]
     
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Oh yeah, I get those confused. [​IMG] 20 weeks, you should be seeing something.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, they are a bit similar, aren't they? Even some pea combs are a bit "squashed" and look a tad like a rose comb.
     
  8. lacymarie0526

    lacymarie0526 Out Of The Brooder

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    She isn't laying yet but starting to get reall red wattles and red around the eyes. Not sure if that means anything or not!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At 20 weeks, she could certainly be within a couple weeks of laying her first egg, maybe less.
     
  10. lacymarie0526

    lacymarie0526 Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure hope so! the excitement is killing me!!!!
     
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