How old are my two hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrOrpington16, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I adopted two hens and was told they were less than a year. I was wondering how many months they are and when they would start laying eggs. I have a Buff Orpington and a Barred Rock. Thankyou!


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  2. Iuvmychix

    Iuvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I’m not sure how old they are now but, when they start laying they will be be around 5 months old.I think they will start laying soon.I hope I helped a little bit! :)
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say that they are 3 1/2 to four months old. This is going off of their comb size/reddness, feathering, and body shape. I wouldn't expect eggs for at least another month or so.
     
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  4. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Cluck, Quack, YAK-YAK-YAK! Premium Member

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    I agree, 3-4 months old. The barred Rock looks just like my hens did at that age. :)
     
  5. Iuvmychix

    Iuvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is what I meant by soon! Like a month.....
     
  6. russellfarm1

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    4 to 5 months and the will start laying about 18- 22 weeks.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Personally, I think you'll have to wait forever until that barred bird lays an egg. It's a young rooster from what I can see. Clear profile pictures are best for things like this, you have a lot of shadows and it makes it hard to see.

    The buff looks like a pullet so far, but I've seen lots of very late maturing cockerels on here the last few years.
     
  8. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are 3 mo old. Both girls,
     
  9. russellfarm1

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    3-5 months
     

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