I recently bought 2 golden comet hens at a traders fair and the kid who had them said they were just over a year old. When I asked about egg laying the adult with him said that they were just coming out of molting and with the move and all it would be probably around 2 weeks before I could expect any eggs. Then later here on the forum, I read that they don't molt until they are 18 mos or older. I just wondered if there was anyway to know how old they actually are?? Thanks for any help as I am totally new at this and want to know if I was 'taken'. If I was I'll chaulk it up to learning a lesson and go get some Chicks....lol......so then I know they aren't past prime laying age (not that 18 mos is over the hill - but they could be 18 Years old for all I know....lol).