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Are there ways to tell how old a chicken is?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sweeterdeeter42, May 2, 2011.

  1. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Songster

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    Are there any ways to tell how old a chicken is besides cutting it in half and counting the rings? [​IMG] I got a few pullets at a swap that I think should be laying because they look full grown, but still havent begun laying. Their pin bones arent wide enough yet either.
     

  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    You could always count it's teeth? [​IMG]

    Or ask to see it's government issued ID card?

    No,pretty sure counting the rings is the only way....




    Sorry, I'm taking my totally no help self away now.... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2011
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

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    Quote:Here Sweeter, I'll do it for you...[​IMG]







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  4. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Songster

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    LOL.[​IMG]
     
  5. Cass

    Cass Songster

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    Have you tried contacting the person you got them from? They might be able to give you a good approximation.

    That's how I found out the age of my hens.
     
  6. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Songster

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    Quote:Got them from a swap meet and only know that they are pullets that should be laying soon. [​IMG]
     

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