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Hen or rooster?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi folks,

His/her brother was a rooster for sure. This one I can't tell. When I tried to get it with the bigger chicks, it got pecked on by my big hampshire red rooster. If it's a hen, any tips on getting them acquainted properly?

Thanks!!!



post #2 of 9

Welcome to BYC!

 

How old is that bird? I want to say it's a pullet but I'm not certain.

 

As for introducing them properly, I'd read this article

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

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"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
It's about 4 months old.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by mikehh View Post

It's about 4 months old.

As long as it isn't crowing, I would guess it's a pullet about ready to start laying eggs.

"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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post #5 of 9
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Great!!! Thanks for the input. For some reason I think that the anconas hens look like roosters. Love this forum!!
post #6 of 9

Definitely a pullet. There is no male feathering on that bird at all. Ancona hens have very large combs.

post #7 of 9

Good - a hen close to laying.

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post #8 of 9
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The comb threw me off. Almost gave her away as a rooster. smile.png

Thanks for all the input.
post #9 of 9

I agree with the other members; you have a pullet. :o)

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