Help with identifying 2 hens

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

  1. chchickengirl

    chchickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    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!

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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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