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New to chicken raising: four 3-4 month old buff orpington hens..or maybe not. :) help: are these hens or is there a roo or two?

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my biggest hen crowed today. is she a he?  This is Big Mama. "She" crowed today.  

 

         

post #2 of 9

The buff is a cockerel. The red one with the large comb also looks to be male.

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:welcome

 

yep, the buff bird is a cockerel.

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #4 of 9
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awe....Big Mama is a "he"....was hoping Big Mama was just a big mama. :)

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:welcome

 

yep, the buff bird is a cockerel.

I agree; Big Mama is a cockerel. Sorry. :o(

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Thanks for the input! Looks like two of my four are roos. :)

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Oh my crying out loud!  But that was adorable! :hugs

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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Thanks for the input! Looks like two of my four are roos. :)


You're welcome.

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sorry  nobody seems happy with a rooster verdict

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