As they get older...

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sneezer

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As they get older...
« on: November 16, 2010, 16:26 »
Hi I was wongering when chickens get older do their combs shrink slightly and their legs get thicker and change colour? Lula is a rescue hen, we got her March this year, she has come to the end of her laying so we think she is older than the other two, her legs are now an egg yolk yellow, and with the above changes?

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Re: As they get older...
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 16:30 »
she may be the same age as the farmers clear their sheds and restock with a new batch of hens, however if she has finished laying then yes they do alter and all chickens get thicker legs as they age (must be why my legs are now like tree trunks - Oh no thats cause I'm old and overweight  ::)).
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: As they get older...
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 16:32 »
 :D thankyou!!

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Re: As they get older...
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 20:30 »
Their legs do get yellower too. You must be very observant to notice.
If they are all eating layers pellets and the colouring is not going into the yolks it must stay in the body.

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Re: As they get older...
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 15:58 »
Thanks azubah, that does make sense about colouring, I wonder if under all those feathers she is jaundice looking!

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Re: As they get older...
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 17:22 »
that said...should they have different feed when they stop laying?

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Re: As they get older...
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 20:36 »
Ha ha Joyful you made me Lol Ha HA.  I think it's my birthday some time this week. Today my 5 year old Grand-daughter asked how old I was going to be?  Said I cant remember.  She said " well I will count and then when I get to the number, you will remember and say stop".  1 2 3 ........ 47 48 90 91.  Stop Stop Stop!!!!
Jinty



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