chicken age after 6 months old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by auriel12, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. auriel12

    auriel12 New Egg

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    How can you tell the age of a full grown chicken?
     
  2. artfrae

    artfrae Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe 4-5 months? I'd say once the hens start laying...but I'm just guessing here. Anyone else know?
     
  3. fluffychicken24

    fluffychicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's usually very difficult to tell the exact age of a full grown chicken, but it can be guessed. The color, shape and size of the comb and wattle are good indicators of a chicken's age, but you need to know the breed too. Younger chickens usually have fuller, shinier feathers in a greater quantity. This is as much as I know, but hopefully someone with greater knowledge than I can help you. Hope this assists you somehow.
     

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