How old are my chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nd0084267, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. nd0084267

    nd0084267 Hatching

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    Hello, i need help with something. I bought our chickens at a local feed store, so i do not know their ages, and i was hoping somebody might help.
    Here are the pictures:

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    Also, what breed are they? The feed store sold them as Ameracaunas, but i think they may be EEs.
     

  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Look like EEs to me, and from the looks of it, fairly young. Possibly 7 months old?
     
  3. Whatever they are, they're SO PRETTY! [​IMG]


    Oh, and [​IMG] .
     
  4. roosty

    roosty Songster

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    I would say 6 months. Are they laying?
     
  5. nd0084267

    nd0084267 Hatching

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    Quote:Unfortunetly, no. [​IMG] How long does it usually take?
     
  6. Quote:Unfortunetly, no. [​IMG] How long does it usually take?

    I've heard around 18 to 26 weeks.
     
  7. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Songster

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    They look under a year to me also. Give them a couple weeks, they will start laying soon!!! Congrats, Very pretty!!
     

  8. nd0084267

    nd0084267 Hatching

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    Thank you![​IMG] I've just switched them onto "layer" feed.
    I've also just gotten two new buff orpingtons that are in the brooder right now.
     
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

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    I would guess about 6 ish months. Good looking birds. Look like my EE.
     
  10. katiek

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    I agree. They might be kinda young, like 6 or 7 months.

    We got our hens at about the same age a few months ago. They just starting laying. They don't seem to lay until their combs and wattles develop and get bright bright red

    Enjoy your pretty birds and [​IMG].
     

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