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Well our first 4 hens now have company. Last week we added the hens in the first pic, plus one more black one that refused to be in the pic:) The little red one seemed to be the odd hen out, so yesterday we went and got 3 more like her (2nd pic) so she would have company. They are all still pullets, the guys said they should start laying in a week or 2.



 

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Nice looking birds. How old are they? Their combs don't look too red, but that could be the lighting of the picture.
They are 6-7 mths old. Some of their combs are redder then others, a few of the black ones have very little red on their combs. Does that have something to do with their age?
 

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Well, their combs and waddles should get a bright red before they start laying. Also, the squat. When you come upon the hen, she will squat and dance... submitting. These are couple of signs of a hen close to laying.
 
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