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New hens! Help!

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I recently bought two buff orpingtons id say about 8 to 9 weeks old and are still chirping like baby's but have all feathers with a little fuz. How can I sex them? Also how and when should I put them with my blue cooper Maran rooster and 9 RIR hens?
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By 8-10 weeks the combs and wattles (esp the wattles) are MUCH larger on the cockerels than on the pullets.

 

This is my cockerel at 8 weeks.

 

 

 

Here he is again at 10 weeks.

 

-Isobel

Author, Mastiff owner, lover of expensive cheese.

BBS English Orpington herder.

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-Isobel

Author, Mastiff owner, lover of expensive cheese.

BBS English Orpington herder.

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