Are they near the age to lay.? Help with age.!! (pictures)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WeeNicole, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. WeeNicole

    WeeNicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i hope this is in the right place, couldnt find an "age" place [​IMG]

    Ok well ive had these 11 about 8 weeks, they have got a reasonably alot bigger since they came..

    Have not one clue on their ages.. any help REALLY appreciated.! [​IMG]


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    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Won't be too much longer. Sussex?
    I'd peg their age to be 17 weeks, give or take, maybe 18 weeks. Still have that slim, youthful look.
     
  3. WeeNicole

    WeeNicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are sussex, i also have 11 young 9 week old chicks who are alot smaller now than the big birds were when they came.

    Will the younger birds put them off laying or anything.? they all live together, and all get along great lol

    Thanks for your reply :)
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Oh, I doubt it. If everyone is getting along and the scene is tranquil, they'll be just fine. Of course, once the older girls begin to lay, they'll be a bit more pushy about certain things.
     
  5. WeeNicole

    WeeNicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cant wait for them to lay :) 2 of the light sussex's are very "fat" looking - maybe they are older. Im still unaware who is roo/hen, the light one in the last pic closest to camera i am near 100% is a roo, very outgoing and bossy - love to stand up straight with the chest out too lol
     

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