A couple of questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shannaharle, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. shannaharle

    shannaharle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do hens mate with other hens? The reason I ask is we have this hen (at least we think she is a hen) that was mounting one of our other hens last night. If she is a rooster, she doesn't crow and is the whimpiest thing I have ever seen. From day one she is scared of everything. The hens do not like her and will beat her up.

    How old to roosters usually start to mate? We have 26 black star pullets that are 64 days old. (right now my brain isn't working to put it into weeks) and the free rare breed is already trying to mate with them and he is the same age as they are.

    I thought I was starting to understand all of this chicken stuff but then they start throwing things at me and make me confused again. lol
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Let's see a pic. We can help determine if it's a roo or hen easier that way. [​IMG]
     
  3. shannaharle

    shannaharle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here is a couple of pictures of her.

    Here is a pic of her back in Aug.
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    These 2 I took today

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  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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  5. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That 2nd pic is a roo for sure.
     
  6. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like a cuckoo maran that i thought was a girl but turned out to be a boy, look back on my older posts to see pic of it!!
     
  7. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That girl looks like a very cute boy to me, too!
     
  8. FlaRocky

    FlaRocky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a Roo. What are your girls?
     
  9. shannaharle

    shannaharle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what she is. We got her from a swap meet. The rest of our flock are 5 RIR's 1 of those is a rooster, 2 buff orpingtons, her, and another black one that we have no idea what breed she is either. She is all black with black legs with spots of hair down the front of them.

    We got 26 black stars from mcmurray on Aug 23rd and one free rare breed. We are thinking it is a roo and an easter egger.
     
  10. shannaharle

    shannaharle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Henryhoe, your pictures aren't showing up for me.
     

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