How old do you think we are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Raelyn, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Raelyn

    Raelyn In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    Central North Carolina
    We bought these girls at a chicken auction (I know, I know... should have found this site first).

    Were told they were Easter Egger's but not told the age. So far, three weeks and no one has laid an egg yet.

    They look young compared to our other hens to me.



    Also, what color would that last one be?
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    The top one looks very much like a silver laced wyandotte. The other two do look like EEs, and I would say they're pretty young...You will probably have at least another month before they begin laying...could be a bit longer......
  3. silkieroo

    silkieroo Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    I agree that they are still probably very young, I would guess around maybe 5-6 weeks old? So you still got another couple weeks, and EE's are known to take longer to start laying. So maybe a monthish till they start laying! They are very pretty little girls! [​IMG]
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They only look two-three months to me, most start laying at four plus. In addition, I think the second is a roo [​IMG]
  5. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Both are pullets. EE's dont come in any recognized color so the second ones color would just be pretty! My EE's took forever to lay. The first one looks more red in the face. She may start to lay first. The second one still looks a little pale. I would give them another couple months maybe.
  6. Raelyn

    Raelyn In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    Central North Carolina
    Yay! Thanks everyone [​IMG]

    They are both very sweet girls and I'm sooo excited to have some hopefully blue eggs!

    chicmom: Yep that's one of our SLW Wilma. She loves to be into everything, it's hard to get a picture without her in it LOL [​IMG]
  7. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    I just wanted to add, that chickens that have been relocated to another coop/run can go weeks without laying eggs, even when they are at laying age. I think these are 3 or 4 months old. be patient and when they adjust and feel fully comfortable in their new settings I am sure you'll have eggs bfore you know it!
  8. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    They look around 15 weeks to me. I have 2 EE's and they mature really slowly.
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I think they are around 3 months old.

    You probably have 2-3 months until they lay.
  10. cesstable

    cesstable In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2011
    They are around 3 months old and the black and white pullet is definately a silver laced Wyandotte. The other two are EE's. Most likely 1 pullet and 1 hen.

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