More of an age question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lady Who, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Lady Who

    Lady Who Songster

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    Ok, I got this hen at the Newnan Poultry Show. I remember telling me that she was 5/6 months old but she looks so younger then that and I don’t want to feed her layer food if she younger in 6 months
    They said that she was a frizzy Cochin mixed with a normal Cochin.
     

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  2. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crossing the Road

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    She could be around 5 months. Her comb and wattles are starting to turn red and develop.
     
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  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    What a cutie! ❤️ Is she your only one?
    Hens don’t need layer feed as long as you provide oyster shell in a separate containe. She is definitely ready to start having it now. Best wishes and have lots of fun with her!
     
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    5/6 months looks about right. She won't need layer feed until she starts laying. Age has nothing to do with when to switch to layer feed. She still needs to be on chick/grower feed.
     
  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Agree completely with @Gray Farms

    However, she may not need as much calcium as what's in layer feed, looking at how small she is. You could give her all flock and offer oyster shell on the side, so she can regulate herself.
     
  6. Brummie Pekin

    Brummie Pekin Songster

    Might be on the older side of 4 months but around 5 months sounds about right (we call cochins pekins here in the UK)
     
  7. Lady Who

    Lady Who Songster

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    Ok, I’ll go out and pick some up some grower food, that’s why I wanted to ask to double check thank you so much!
     
  8. Lady Who

    Lady Who Songster

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    Oh I forgot to say that she was a bantam Cochin not a stander XD
     

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