Tell me please, her age

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Katareshka, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Katareshka

    Katareshka Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. So I have her fromjune. No eggs. Eat good, run fast. Roo never mate her. Maybe she is very old? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Katareshka

    Katareshka Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the comb doesn't look very red. She may be in a molt. She may just be on a vacation from the move. Give her time. I can't tell how old she is.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Her legs look older, and they have some scaly leg mites.
    Very hard to say how old tho, older than a year for sure.
    Her combs and face look red enough to me.
    Do you free range? She might be laying out in range area.
     
  5. Katareshka

    Katareshka Out Of The Brooder

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    No free range. But rooster never mate her. How to treat her scaly mites? When I bought her, her nails we're very long, almost curled, so I trimmed them. Still long compare to others.
     
  6. Katareshka

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    I have foxes even climbing my fence n kill chicks.so no free range. But I killed this one. It was sitting under coop with my best layer, n didn't run when I found it.so I hit it with shovel. Not durable fox[​IMG]
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Longer nails might mean older bird.

    Treat scaly leg mites with vaseline or cooking oil rubbed all over legs and up under scales.
    Will take time(weeks) for legs to look better.
    Maybe repeat treatment in another week or two.
     
  8. Katareshka

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    I have mixed feeling about this chick. She has great quality feathers, never lose one when I grab her, so no molting. She follow too, but he look thru her, like she don't exist. I all try oil, thank you. I'll give her month
     
  9. Pendragonz

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    Why are you so concerned about the rooster not breeding her? She does not have to be bred to lay eggs. She only needs to be bred if you are wanting fertilized eggs to hatch chicks. You didn't really say why the breeding is so important.
     
  10. aart

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