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how old are my chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by andy, May 12, 2007.

  1. andy

    andy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2007
    ive recently bought 2 point of lay r i reds ive had them for a week now..ive had no eggs yet. so how long could i be waiting for.? and how can you tell the age of chickens? because 1 chicken looks older then the other..may be..i think..
  2. MTchick

    MTchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2007
    Western Montana
    They might be stressed from the transition, which would make them not lay for a week or more. Perhaps you just need to give them some time.

  3. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Point of lay means that they are around the 18-22 week mark. This means that they will be laying soon, they just need to settle in.

    As farmgirl said, patience grasshopper [​IMG]

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