Chicken Age - couple questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by navasima, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that maturation will vary breed to breed and chicken to chicken, but can anyone give me ballpark guesses as to what attributes or behaviors I can look for to determine age?

    Am I reading correctly that a pullet's comb will be red at around POL (age-wise)?

    Thanks for any help!

    Oh - I'm using vocal cues as well - bawks instead of peeps should be 3-4 mo.?

    I have 5 girls that I'm trying to get some kind of handle on - 3 are Heinz 57's; not just 2 breeds crossed; 2 are Japanese of undetermined age, a guess was made at something over a year - no eggs from anybody, but the oldest 2 are getting over some stress too......Ya, I've given myself a bit of a project.....[​IMG]
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'd probably be able to tell you how old they are if you post a pic. [​IMG] (and yes at POL a hen will have large wattles and comb)
     
  3. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried posting pics, but am told that they are too small. Thanks anyway.
     
  4. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Halloo out there! No one has criteria that they go by when trying to estimate a chicken's age? Really?
     

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