How old are they? please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ncsiwolf, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Ncsiwolf

    Ncsiwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    I found them on the side of the road. I was told for some people they were around five mouths old. When I found them but that was a month ago and I would thank they would be laying eggs now. So you help me and tell me how old you thank they are? [​IMG]


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  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dunno really, 5 months looks about right to me. Any pre-egglaying signs yet?? Squats, egg songs??

    I don't think they are old. You can kinda tell by looking at their feet if they are. Young hens have much prettier feet. Wish I would find some point of lay pullets on the side of the road!!
     
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  3. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    I would say they are seven months [​IMG]
     
  4. Ncsiwolf

    Ncsiwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:some time the barred rock one sing I think. She not pic here she got mad at me and run off. I had no more bug for her.
    I have never had chicken before so don't know.
     
  5. Ncsiwolf

    Ncsiwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:wouldn't I have eggs by new if they were 7 mounths
     
  6. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably don't have too much longer to wait for eggs. Combs look pretty dark to me. They turn a bright red around time to start laying. I have 2 pullets that are 25 weeks old and still no eggs. Most of mine have layed before 25 weeks......but some just take their time I guess. There are several threads started by waiting pullet owners asking about the youngest and oldest layers. I am sure some of them waited longer than 7 months.
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would gander about 20 weeks...maybe a bit older, but not much. Mine are at 19 -21 weeks, just starting to lay...

    How is their behavior, any sitting in nest boxes, squatting? Mine have been getting redder in the face and hanging
    out around the nest boxes for about 9 days now...

    you are getting very close to egg time!
     
  8. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look much younger to me than everyone else posting. They look small and no where near 6 or 7 months old. That's full size hen age and yes you would/should be getting eggs if they were that age. I think they're about 3 months old, so you're half way there.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They still have quite a ways until they lay - not nearly red enough to be anywhere close to laying. They look to be about 4 months old now.
     
  10. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree with the 4 month age
     

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