8 week old EE Chicken Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LynnPG, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age does a Roo first crow?

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That does appear to be cockerel. Roosters typically begin to crow around the same time a hen will lay, so 20-30 weeks depending on breed, but some will crow much earlier and some will crow much later, with the age gap being wider for roosters (rarely a male may crow as early as just a few weeks or as late as a year of age).
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. I've had Easter Eggers that crowed at 5 weeks old, and I've had them start at 6 months. Most of mine start at about 10 to 16 weeks, but you can never really know.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's a cockerel.

    Classically they crow around 4-6 months, but as evidenced by the responses above, pretty much any time is fair game.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  6. gonehencrazy

    gonehencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up two EE pullets recently. Their brothers were crowing. They were like 13-14 weeks old!! My Welsummer/silver laced Wyandotte just started crowing at 16 weeks. He's a good sized bird though
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  7. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reall, oh man was hopping it was a hen. I saw a lot of pictures online that looked the same way and they were hens. Let's see in four more weeks at age 12 weeks. Browny's comb size has stayed the same since 5weeks old.
     
  8. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All our hens stay with Browny, and if a hen gets separated from Browny they go crazy trying to get back to Browny. The hens don't follow the rooste, but they listen to him, and when "Pollito" our rooster will not challenge Browny, and Pollito is about 4 monts old and Browny is only 2 months like the other chickens

    We have ten chickens
    Five are 8 weeks
    Four are 12 weeks
    Pollito is about 20 weeks Bantam Rooster
     
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  9. andysgirl

    andysgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a hen to me.. [​IMG][​IMG] idk
     
  10. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pollito
     
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