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what does a 20 week old chicken look like???

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so i have 5 "babies" that are very adorable, and i was wondering if:
1:do 20 week old hens lay????
2:what do they look like????

i have NO clue if this is the right subject to be posting my Q's on but i would like to know if any of you guys could post some pictures of 20 week old chickens if yoju have had them before!! THANKS!!!

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A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

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A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/69833_dscf0310.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/69833_dscf0304.jpg


20 weeks is pretty early for traditional, large fowl breeds.  It is late for the RSLs and other commercial hybrid types like the ISA Brown.

 

 

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post #3 of 23

Your Barred Rocks are not likely to be in full lay at 20 weeks. Just getting ready or just starting with little, starter eggs.
Your Red Sex Links, Cinnamon Queens, Golden Comets, etc?  Yes.  Quite likely they will lay and will lay larger eggs sooner.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/69833_dscf3120.jpg

 

 

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post #4 of 23
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ok cool. so apparentally my 4 little hens wont be laying.....ANY time soon then lol they are way smaller than that and dont have full crowns yet!!!!!LOL!!!!! are you sure those are 20 WEEK old babies???? not saying that you are lying to me but i am just wondering if they are older than 20 WEEKS!! LOL!! thanks again thought!

<3 kelsey

A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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post #5 of 23

You got me.  I lie on here all the time.  wink  Guess that's why they gave me the "educator" award. big_smilebig_smile 
BTW, the red feature on their heads is called a comb.  Just do my "educator" thing.  cool

 

 

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Fred's Hens :

You got me.  I lie on here all the time.  wink  Guess that's why they gave me the "educator" award. big_smilebig_smile 
BTW, the red feature on their heads is called a comb.  Just do my "educator" thing.  cool


LOL yeah i knew it started with a "C" lol but thanks for the info. so the pics arent of 20 week old chickens? lol just making sure!! LOL

<3 kelsey

A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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post #7 of 23

Yes, those are accurate, 20 week photos of a Rhode Island Red,  a Barred Rock and a flock of Red Sex Links, similar to your Golden Comets.

 

 

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post #8 of 23
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OH MY GOSH they are huge for that age!!! LOL!!!! i have 3 barred rocks all laying (Rose,Baby<and Henrietta), and 3 golden comets 9Sweetpea,Button,and Angie) all laying but i also have a babies Roo (RIR) Breveheart,Nugget assumed to be bantam mix lol,barred rock Robin, Sunshine a fancy breed that i dont know by heart lol, and Rosemarry no clue!!! so they are probably like 15 weeks because they are medium size but length size they are as tall as the golden comets and 2 of the barred rocks lol.

<3 kelsey

A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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post #9 of 23

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/94555_101_1495.jpg

Mine will be 20 weeks October 5th.  Out of 12, I have 3 early bloomers that have started to lay, they are two of the barred rock and one of the EE.  So, you may get eggs early if you are lucky, but it mainly depends on the breed rather than luck.  If you are new to chicken keeping, it might be good to get a few books on it from your local library and then ask here for people's personal experiences.  Everyone has been wonderfuly helpful to me, hope I can pass it along.  frow   Storey's guide to Chickenkeeping is a really good reference.   Where did you get your chickens that you are not sure of their age?  If you wanna know how old they are, someone might be able to help if you post a picture.

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Originally Posted by chickmashnoon 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/94555_101_1495.jpg

Mine will be 20 weeks October 5th.  Out of 12, I have 3 early bloomers that have started to lay, they are two of the barred rock and one of the EE.  So, you may get eggs early if you are lucky, but it mainly depends on the breed rather than luck.  If you are new to chicken keeping, it might be good to get a few books on it from your local library and then ask here for people's personal experiences.  Everyone has been wonderfuly helpful to me, hope I can pass it along.  frow   Storey's guide to Chickenkeeping is a really good reference.   Where did you get your chickens that you are not sure of their age?  If you wanna know how old they are, someone might be able to help if you post a picture.


well there is a Wicked Chicken Auction in NC and we go there to get our chickens. so no one ever knows what they get and how old they are!!!! lol but i will try to get a pic of them tomorrow after i am finished with school and try to post it here! thnx so much. and do you happen to have a pic. of your Amarricanna (?) when she was a little chicken?? because Rosemarry has that puffy cheek and beard look. lol
<3 kelsey

A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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A Rodision Ridge Back Samson and a Black Flat Coat Retriever Lucy.3 barrdrocks: Baby,Henrietta,Robin,2 golden comets: Angie,Button.Sunny NHR,RosemarryBO,Nugget Bantam mix,Bella Blue Cochin Bantam, BO Cinna,EE Cupcake,Leghorn Lasey,

                                                                         R.I.P. Sweet Pea <3 and Rose <3

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