old hens

BikerBabeRules

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Feb 13, 2008
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What do you all do with older hens that don't lay? Well, they lay around and eat me out of house and home but never lay. Someone gave them to me last year and they've never laid. They were obviously older I got them. I don't eat meat and won't end their lives. If i post an add and nobody answers, then what? I don't mind if someone else eats them.
Thanks,
Kathy
 

silkiechicken

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I usually sell them unless they are part of the "untouchables".

When last year did you get them? If they are older birds, they may not lay till there is more day light as they take longer winter breaks. Can they be hiding them?
 

BikerBabeRules

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
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Vermont, USA
They aren't hiding them as I know all of the hiding spots. The other hens are great about going in the nesting boxes and laying. Or just not take the time or cant' be bothered and drop them where they walk. Grrh!
Anyways, I think they are black jersey giants, cause they are huge and bluish/green in the sunlight but look black in the natural light. The lady that gave them to me said she was placing some hens to make room for day olds she had coming. (she knew i knew nothing about chickens at the time) I'll give them some more time, my mom lives way far out in the sticks and will take them. She took my sisters 3 roosters and they all got eaten by the foxes.....as long as i don't see this, i'm good. I do have my "untouchables", these aren't them.
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