Old hens

llshine

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
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Grundy, Virginia
I have quite a few game chickens, some are old and don't lay anymore. I can I tell the difference between the old non laying hens and the younger hens that are still laying?
 

fleedo

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 23, 2012
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they don't seem different but if they never go into the coop but at night chances are they are not laying
 

theoldchick

The Chicken Whisperer
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Usually older hens who have reached 'henopause' don't have the typical comb and wattle 'bloom' of a hen in full lay. Although some game hens don't have large combs and wattles of the typical laying breed, you can definitely see the difference.
 

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