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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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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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post #3 of 9
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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.

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First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
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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