Do chickens go "grey" with age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DDRanch, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    My Black Australorpe hen has had several wing feathers come in lighter black, almost grey after her molt. She is about 7 years old.

    Have you ever experienced this? She remains my beautiful girl, of course.
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    That I don't know I have seen older chickens that have a duller color than the young ones. But pray they don't do what I did. That is to lose all your hair. Featherless chickens and winter won't mix well at all.

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