Welsummer age guess

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cyndiloowho, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. cyndiloowho

    cyndiloowho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she look like she should be laying age?
    I have had her for 1 1/2 months -no eggs
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    I wondered if the white downy bits on her neck were signs of being still too young? Or molt?


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  2. 12chickenlover3

    12chickenlover3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks still to young sometimes chickens just start laying at different times. one of my chickens started laying at 8 months and the other is 1 year 7 months and still hasn't layed
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I think she's molting. I see down poking through on the back and head. It's either a partial molt from stress, regrowing feathers from rooster activities, or the regular, annual molt and she's a slow molter. Either way, the color of her face suggests that you won't be waiting too much longer.
     
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  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    A year and 7 months?! That's not normal. Some of them do take close to a year but one that took longer either has hormonal issues or laying issues or is a rooster passing as a hen.
     
  5. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True. If she's free-ranging, you might try looking for a secret nest somewhere on your property.
     

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