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Tell if a supposed hen turns out to be a rooster? I purchased a dozen chicks from a reputable dealer here in Texas. She guaranteed they were all hens or she's replace them.

One of my Americauna girls is big. I mean MUCH larger than all my other birds.
2 Amer
2 Australorp
2 Buff Os
2 GLW
2 Golden Comet
2 Barred Rock

I'm comparing size of her body and feet! They're massive!
Any help on how early I can tell. She's definitely highest on pecking order. Runs the roost to say the lease.

Sincerely,

Dave

 

2 Ameraucana

2 Australorps

2 Barred Rock
2 Buff Orpington
2 Golden Comet

2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

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Sincerely,

Dave

 

2 Ameraucana

2 Australorps

2 Barred Rock
2 Buff Orpington
2 Golden Comet

2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

Reply
post #2 of 3
How old are they? Sometimes you can tell at five weeks, sometimes it takes a lot longer.

Can you post photos of the culprit, I mean suspect. A head shot showing comb and wattles can be very helpful. A profile shot showing posture and a shot showing the legs. Heavy legs are not a good sign.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
@Ridgerunner
I'll get you a pic tomorrow. They are 7 weeks tomorrow

Sincerely,

Dave

 

2 Ameraucana

2 Australorps

2 Barred Rock
2 Buff Orpington
2 Golden Comet

2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

Reply

Sincerely,

Dave

 

2 Ameraucana

2 Australorps

2 Barred Rock
2 Buff Orpington
2 Golden Comet

2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

Reply
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