What do bright red combs mean??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickie Mamma, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, do bright red combs mean the hens will start laying again, or is it just the cold? There is heat in the coop and I have a light on to make up for the shorter day length. They are about a year and a half and stopped laying over the summer. 1 molted, but the other 2 didn't. Any info would be appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Usually when they are getting ready to lay again, the combs turn bright red. That's how I was able to tell when my babies were old enough to start laying. A couple of them just started laying their first eggs about 3 days ago!! The ones that are not laying right now, have pale combs.
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Thanks for the info... I am really trying to get them to start laying again. they are healthy, happy chickens. No mites or health problems that I know of, poop is good. Its sad when I have to go to the store to buy eggs [​IMG]
     

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