I do believe chickens go through a kind of “puberty”. This coming-to-age state involves hens displaying egg laying behavior and submitting to their roo. The roo begins to crow pitifully and begins mounting his girls and behaving like a good roo should.
A query we ran across in our research was “How do chickens age?”.
More Indicators Of A Chickens Age
Feet and legs will thicken, scales may be slightly raised
Leg coloring will look faded
Spurs grow around 3 years – the longer the spurs the older the hen
Chickens can suffer from arthritis – birds moving stiffly are probably older
Older birds move more slowly and with caution
On average, a chicken’s lifespan tends to sit between 5 and 8 years. However, this isn’t a catch-all answer, as there’s many different factors that contribute to a chicken’s lifespan such as their breed, environment, and general care. To begin with, that’s the lifespan for a typical backyard chicken — one that’s purposefully raised to an old age.
When do girls and boys start puberty?
What is the sequence of bodily changes that take place? Puberty normally occurs in a series of five stages (Tanner stages) that typically begins between the ages of 8 and 13 for girls and 9 and 14 for boys.
A question we ran across in our research was “When do black and Hispanic boys start puberty?”.
One source stated however, Black and Hispanic boys tend to enter puberty a bit earlier than white boys. If your son starts showing signs of puberty before age 9, it’s worth asking his pediatrician about these early changes.
Another common question is “What is puberty&why is it important?”.
Well, puberty is a phase, which both girls and boys go through in their lives. It is the time when your body starts to develop & change. To put it in simple words, you are turning from a kid to an adult. Both boys and girls undergo puberty.
What age should eat chickens at?
Laying chickens have four main phases of their lives, which include: Chick – from hatching to eight weeks. Growers – from eight weeks to around 18-20 weeks. Layers – from around 20 weeks to three or four years old. Retirement – from around 3 or 4 years old when a chicken stops laying.
Most sell them at any age, it isn’t like a mammal where they nurse, so day olds in not uncommon. Screening potential buyers is a good thing, but remember you can’t tell someone else how to raise the bird, or make demands on them.