24 week old buff Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ia02, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. ia02

    ia02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all. What do you think. 25 week old BO. No eggs yet. Could we have a rooster on our hands?

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You have a lovely pullet - she just isn't quite ready to lay yet.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullet; she should begin laying before long. :eek:)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is she squatting if you touch her back ? - that is a breeding posture and usually means they will lay soon - try putting a golf ball in the nest boxes, gives hens the idea where eggs should go.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet.

    What is that on her comb and face? If she's been ill, that would easily explain the delay in laying. Sick animals aren't in a good place to reproduce.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet.
     
  7. ia02

    ia02 Out Of The Brooder

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    She has been sick. She currently has what appears to be avian pox. She's behaving completely normally which is encouraging. She also has been diagnosed with Marek's. I don't have high hopes for eggs from her.

    I was asking about gender because someone in another thread regarding her pox diagnosis said "maybe HE had been getting picked on" It made me question her gender.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullet; and she has Fowl Pox.
     

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