Can someone tell me the age/breed of this peahen?

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  1. carriemacf

    carriemacf Out Of The Brooder

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    We just bought this pretty girl at a local auction however due to the massive size of the auction there was no way to get any info (annual amish auction in our area). Can someone please let me know her age and breed? Thanks!

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  2. carriemacf

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  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Indian Blue split to White probably around 2 or 3 years maybe older.
     
  4. carriemacf

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    Thank you! And how do you tell the age? Also, her crown feathers seem to be missing? Do they not have these or do you think maybe hers were lost somehow? She seems to have just a few scrawny bits there, almost like she's either just starting to grow them or they all fell out?
     
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  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty girl! [​IMG] I would say she might be a bit older...

    Perhaps you have already done this, but...as you got her from an auction and don't know anything about her, I would consider keeping her in quarantine for a while...don't want to risk her passing anything along to your other peas.
     
  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    She seems bigger and taller than most yearling hens. Most yearling hens are very lean and slender. When they are at least 2 to 3 years old they get wider. I noticed the crest feathers were missing. Crest feathers missing can be a result of another hen pecking them out, excessive breeding from a male, or during transportation it can happen. They'll grow back. Just as New 2 said, because it came from an auction it's best to keep them in quarantine. Sometimes at auction rather birds already have or carrying something or they become exposed to something at the auction. Since she's an older hen there's not much that will harm her now compared to juveniles, but she can carry and spread some stuff to the rest of your flock. If the hen would've came from an NPIP Certified breeder and it came directly from the breeder you would have nothing to worry about.
     
  7. Dany12

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    Where to look ....!

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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Overrun With Chickens

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    Just as Birdrain and New2 said: quarantine and worm too!
     
  9. carriemacf

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  10. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the peahens are young the spur is only a small point . At 2 years old they are 0.5cm= 013⁄64in.
     

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