I buy some, but not many, of my chickens at an auction where they are simply labelled (for example) "Silkie Hen" or "Pair of Bantams" or "Two Roosters". I recently bought a silkie hen at the auction and think she is old but am not sure why? Is there a good way to know how old an adult chicken you buy is? I can't post a pic at the moment due to camera issues, but she is solid white, which I know isn't helpful lol, and her feet seem extra wrinkled and while the under color is black, they seem more gray on the surface and her toenails were horribly long when I got her. Her wattles are somewhat creased and she just seems old but how do I know? Also, she hasn't laid an egg since i got her two weeks ago, but i am sure she is a hen. How do you age a chicken?