Aging Hens, how can you tell?

tororider

Songster
Feb 6, 2008
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I am thinking about picking up some hens in the next couple days to restore my flock. Other than worrying about disease, is there a way to tell if hens are older or younger? I obviously would rather have a one year old hen than a five year old for production reasons. Thanks
 

bluey

thootp veteran
11 Years
Apr 10, 2008
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If I'm not mistaken, the coloring of the legs fades over time and becomes real pale. If you want a younger hen, look for more vibrant leg color...
 

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