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Help with identifying 2 hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chchickengirl, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. chchickengirl

    chchickengirl In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2014
    We bought these hens a week ago, we are very new at this and need some help identifying them and/or confirming their age. We were told they are a year and a half old and are molting, and they haven't laid any eggs for us yet. Is this normal? Thanks!


    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    They look like hatchery Rhode Island Red hens. I'd believe they're molting, they have pale combs and looks like feather loss. Depending on the bird, the molt may only last a few weeks, or a few months. At this age, I never expect my birds to start laying again until spring, although mine don't usually molt this early, more like October.

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