do these hens look original red star ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beszchick, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. beszchick

    beszchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought them from a store but im not sure if they are very old or mid aged based on your experience how old they look


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  2. Megan0419

    Megan0419 New Egg

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    I think they are mid age because that's how my hens look and they are almost a year old.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, those are Red Stars. It is hard to determine the age of birds once they are around a year old. Judging by leg color and overall body shape, I would guess that these birds aren't very old; they're probably 1-2 years old.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the above; they have the red feathering with the white underfluff and white tail feathers that are common to Red Sex Link pullets, including those that are sold under the "Red Star" label. RSLs are egg laying machines. You should get loads of eggs from those girls. :eek:)
     
  6. beszchick

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    But why none of them dont lay eggs they dont seem to be molting yet
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    Without knowing their background or their age for certain, that's a difficult question to answer. It could be they were rejected from a laying house after passing their peak and they may need some care and time to begin laying again. It may be that the stress of the move from the store to your place has caused them to stop laying (that can definitely happen), and again, they will need some time to start laying again. Hopefully they are not so old that they are burnt out. I would just take good care of them and see what happens with them over the next few weeks. I think they will likely start laying again.
     
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  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - how long ago did you purchase them? What are you currently feeding? Are they free-ranging or confined to an enclosed yard/pen?
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    red star pullets
     

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