Flock Master: Thank you so much for a scientific/biological way of aging chickens. I have a mixed group and know I need to cull the old girls. Now I will know how to tell the productive hens from those who are not producing or at least not producing many eggs.
how do you tell how old a chicken is? - Page 2
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My vet can always tell if one of my girls is still laying or not... It has to do with the color of their beak.... and I'm trying to remember just what it is - I think he said the beak is a lighter color when they are still laying and turn darker yellow/orange when they aren't. I'd be curious from those of you who know who is and isn't laying... if you notice this in their beaks.