How to tell the age of your hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by livingwithchicks, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. livingwithchicks

    livingwithchicks New Egg

    Sep 6, 2011
    I raise gold comets. I get 6-8 at a time. mostly they look a like so when the older ones need to be culled how will i tell which ones are the oldest. i was thinking of some kind of band on thier legs but not sure if that would work. i really love the gold comets for their disposition so i don't want to get other hens right now.[​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Bands from one of the supply houses would suffice. You could use different colored bands to differentiate the years.

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