Signs of an old hen

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Signs of an old hen
« on: August 23, 2010, 19:36 »
Hi,

My friend thinks she has brought an old hen as it is not laying! What are the signs of old age in a hen, so I can tell her :)

Thank you

Thingy

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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 21:07 »
Thingy, how long has she had the hen? Only they don't always lay straight away when you first get them.
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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 21:18 »
My old girls are going a bit bald on top!

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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 21:22 »
They are like old people.
They do not run about as fast and do not eat very  much.
My old hen puts her wings out when in a rush so that she does not fall over!
She does not try to fly very far or often.
She has not laid an egg this year, but I still love her and will not get rid of her as she is a pet. Stop sniggering all you chicken soup lovers!

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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 12:00 »
Thingy, how long has she had the hen? Only they don't always lay straight away when you first get them.

Thats what I said to her

Thank you everyone :). I passed the message on to her. Maybe now she can stop worrying and we can all get on with our lives ;)

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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 13:14 »
she could also compare the legs of her birds - older ones tend to have thicker legs  :)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 14:32 »
so that's why my ankles are thicker these days ....... ::)

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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 14:41 »
and mine  :lol:

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Re: Signs of an old hen
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 16:11 »
My old hen puts her wings out when in a rush so that she does not fall over!


how cute :D :D :D
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