Is there a way to tell age of chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by porkchop48, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken plucker has been built and in the next few weeks some of the chickens will be being butchered.

    I am not sure who is laying and who is not laying.

    I want to take out some of the older hens and the majoirty of the roosters.

    Is there a way to tell who is older? or is there a way to figure out who is laying and who is not laying?

    I would think with 40 some hens I would be getting more than 7-12 eggs a day. Now some days I get closer to 20ish but not always.
     
  2. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask for their ID and check for underage fakes?
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    A lot of us are not getting many eggs right now due to molting and a decrease in production due to the heat. I have hens that are less than a year old that were laying a month ago, but not now. Any chance of giving them a few more months before making your final decisions?
     
  4. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh Yes nothing has to be done right away. The roosters I am going to butcher first anyways. So depending on how long that takes the hens have a reprieve for a while :)
     

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