At what age do waddles start to form on a hen? Do all hens have them?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I'm curious because a couple of my "girls" are starting to get some and they are 5 weeks old today. Just wondering! Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
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    I had some that got some around that age, and I was so worried that I had a bunch of roos, but now that they are 12 weeks old, only one that had the waddles is a roo and his are much bigger. they are still the same size at 12 weeks as they were at 5 or 6 weeks.
     
  3. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have chickens that I know for sure are hens because they are sex links. So no mistaking the sex there.
    They started waddles around 3 weeks. I was surprised to see them that early, although they are a production bird.
    I do have some now of another breed that are almost that age again and they are starting to show waddles.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Ok whew! I noticed a little waddles on my sex links and was wondering! I thought that the male black sex link had a white spot on it's head but thought MAYBE there was a mistake! lol I'm selling those girls over 4th of July so I wanted to be sure
     

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