How do you tell how old?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dreamchaser77, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. dreamchaser77

    dreamchaser77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if this is in the right forum or not (sorry if it's not). I inherited two hens when we bought this house this summer and I don't know how to tell how old they are. Can anybody help?

    Thanks!

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  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I can really tough to tell with birds over a year old. Do you know when they started laying? We are going to need pics. [​IMG]
     
  3. dreamchaser77

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    Nope, I have no idea when they started laying. The house was previously owned by an elderly Russian couple that spoke little English, so I know nothing about the chickens. My RIR laid all summer and then stopped suddenly in September, I'm thinking it was a light issue, so we got the coop set up with that, we'll see if that was the problem. The leghorn has only laid sporadically. I'm not sure if it's because she's too young or too old.
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Need pictures to help you
     
  5. dreamchaser77

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    LOL! Thanks for the welcome!!! [​IMG] Love all the emoticons!
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Do the birds seem to be losing feathers? It is moulting time which also causes them to stop laying.
     
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  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check for gray feathers around their neck and tail...[​IMG]
     

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