Can anyone tell me how old my hens are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cyberchick, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. cyberchick

    cyberchick Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my Sussex which I bought as POL.
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    This is my Bluebell again bought as POL
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    My Barnevelda, really don't know how many weeks.
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    My Buff Orpington. Again no idea how old. The person I bought them from was away when I went to collect and is still on holiday.
    Can anyone guess how old they are and the age they normally start to lay? Also hoping that my Buff is a Hen and not a Roo.
    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd guess the BO is 3-4 weeks old.
     
  3. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first 3 I'd say between 10-13 weeks . Are they clucking or chirping? The BO is younger, judging by its size, but not by much.
     
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  4. cyberchick

    cyberchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The Sussex and Bluebell are clucking, I haven't heard the barnevelda make a noise and the BO is chirping. The BO is also only just getting feathers on its back.
     
  5. cedar-run-chicks

    cedar-run-chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 BO that are now 5 weeks old and are about the same size and feathered about the same as yours so I would say about 5 or 6 weeks
     
  6. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is 15-17weeks for the 1st few. But just a guess
     
  7. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    all mine were definiatly clucking by 13 weeks....
     
  8. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup, mine were too.
     
  9. cyberchick

    cyberchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for everyones help. It just gives me a better idea of feeding and when I might get eggs.[​IMG]
     
  10. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'd guess the BO is 3-4 weeks old.

    Definitely not 3-4 weeks. I'm guessing maybe two months? Maybe a month and a half? She's also definitely a hen. My buff orpingtons are a month and a half and they're not close in maturity to yours yet. (Though it could just be the angle of the photo) However my few 'definite' roosters have highish red combs already.
     
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