How old are these Leghorns? hopefully some pics of them and new coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by red reaper, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. red reaper

    red reaper In the Brooder

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    First try at some pics here, so here goes. I bought some leghorn pullets from a gal yesterday. She had told me they were 5 months old, but when I got there, ( a very long drive) they looked more like 3 month olds. I took some pics along side the other chickens that are just starting to lay ,so lets hear some opinions. You can see the leghorn roo in this pic. I took some pride in designing my coop, and have the loafing shed built onto it for the pigs and horses. I put up a tarp suspended above the ground for some extra shade for the chickens yesterday. Thanks.

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  2. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    It is hard for me to see clearly on my 2x2 screen, but by the sie of their tailfeathers...she told you the truth.
    Leghorns are a lighter breed and won't bulk up. That is why they look smaller.
    Hope his helps.
     
  3. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Songster

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    I was thinking 4 months. I used to breed them. They are a lanky breed though and usually the big fat hens are over 2 yrs.
     
  4. red reaper

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    The hens have no development on the combs, and still peep if that tells you anything. The computer resized the pics, so they are a bit distorted too. When does a hen leghorn start to get the big red floppy comb that I was used to with my old hens?
     

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