10-week old Australorp, hen or roo?

TheFrogLady

In the Brooder
Apr 18, 2020
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Northeast Ohio
We bought a mixed flock of 5 chicks from Meyer Hatchery on June 1. All of them were supposed to be females. This very friendly Australorp has had a red comb since almost 5 weeks. She's top of the pecking order, for sure. We were trying to convince ourselves that she was just early to mature because she was in charge. Then the tail feathers started to curve, and we've started hearing some odd crow-like sounds coming from the coop in the early mornings. She's a rooster, isn't she?:hit

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TheFrogLady

In the Brooder
Apr 18, 2020
33
39
36
Northeast Ohio
You guys were supposed to say "you silly newbie, you're panicking: everything's fine." :lol:

We'll have to find him a new home, I guess. From what I've been reading, there's no way to keep him around with only 4 hens, right? It's a shame--he's such a sweetheart, and he's our favorite. He follows my husband around everywhere when he's doing the yard work.
 

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