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Old hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by llshine, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. llshine

    llshine In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2014
    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?
  2. fleedo

    fleedo In the Brooder

    Nov 23, 2012
    they don't seem different but if they never go into the coop but at night chances are they are not laying
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    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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