BCM hen going gray?

Coolbreeze89

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Apr 7, 2018
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I have several black copper Maran hens that are three years old. They are definitely laying fewer eggs, but now I am seeing white feathers on their heads. Do hens “go gray”? Is this a sign of age or associated with decreased egg laying?
 

Aapomp831

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Oct 4, 2017
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Lincolnton, NC
I have several black copper Maran hens that are three years old. They are definitely laying fewer eggs, but now I am seeing white feathers on their heads. Do hens “go gray”? Is this a sign of age or associated with decreased egg laying?
It may be that they are about to molt? 3 is not old for a BCM and no chickens do not get grey feathers like people get grey hair.
 

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