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This is one of my first two original chickens from the group that my daughter brought home. It's at least 5 months old maybe even 6. (hatch date was back in the fall)  It's bossy over the other pullets but hangs out with the rooster like it's no big deal. NO eggs from anyone yet, NO egg song, nothing. So what do I have here?!?! A cockerel or a pullet?!?!

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Looks like a pullet to me. She sounds like a bossy head hen.
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Looks like a pullet to me. She sounds like a bossy head hen.


Ok thanks! Good thing because I named her Beulah!  But I wonder why no eggs yet?!?!


Edited by Jbull - 3/30/16 at 7:38am
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I agree she does look like a pullet. Her comb is probably that red because she is getting ready to start laying.
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I would say a rhode island red pullet looks like mine

Owner of 32 hens.  My least favorite breed is California White, my favorite breed is Plymouth Barred Rock. We get about 27 eggs a day.  
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Owner of 32 hens.  My least favorite breed is California White, my favorite breed is Plymouth Barred Rock. We get about 27 eggs a day.  
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Ok thanks! Good thing because I named her Beulah!  But I wonder why no eggs yet?!?!

Some chickens take a longer time to mature.
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Originally Posted by OrganicFarmWife View Post

Looks like a pullet to me. She sounds like a bossy head hen.


Ok thanks! Good thing because I named her Beulah!  But I wonder why no eggs yet?!?!
You said 5 months? Chickens often take 5, 6 or even 7 months to mature to laying age. And you had them over winter, the lack of light in the winter decreases their ability to lay.
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Thank you all! Way new at this and getting impatient! LOL :D

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You said 5 months? Chickens often take 5, 6 or even 7 months to mature to laying age. And you had them over winter, the lack of light in the winter decreases their ability to lay.

Probably closer to 6 months. I didn't even consider the winter/ lack of light issue. Thank you! This is why I'm on this forum and asking questions. I truly appreciate it!

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