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A hen or Roo??? PLEASE help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sunshinedaisy, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. sunshinedaisy

    sunshinedaisy Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to chickens so need some help here.. A friend of mine gave of us some of her to get started, she thought she had given us 7hens and 1 roo... so one of the ones we all thought was a hen has been very noisey and chasing and pecking all the others in the run including the rooster (he runs scared from her) so im wondering is this bird a hen or a roo??? i have found this bird going in and out sitting on the nest but nothing yet?so is this just part of figuring out the pecking order or a roo.. I think its a fairly young bird also? not even sure of the breed
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    totally a hen!!! and shes getting ready to lay an egg REALLY SOON!
     
  3. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a hen. I have a hen that does that too. She is queen bee and she puts those boys in their place! lol!
     
  4. sunshinedaisy

    sunshinedaisy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:and you can tell this by????? the color of her comb.... then the name fits her. B*tchin betty (BB)..lol mouthy as all get out..
     
  5. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say its a hen too. Her tail is not curled up and long like a rooster. She is laying in a nesting box it looks like she is getting ready to lay an egg. They are loud before they lay. They call it the egg song on this site [​IMG] My chickens woke me up this morning singing the egg song. It doesnt seem like a song...just a lot of loud honking.

    She is beautiful.
     
  6. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a Game X hen and may be a bit bird agressive until everyone knows she is the boss of teh flock then it will settle back down.
     
  7. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote hen, too. No fancy saddle feathers near the tail, and neck feathers are short. I have a lady that looks almost exactly like her, but the feathers around her neck are a more buff color. Really pretty! [​IMG]
     
  8. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could it be a game hen/buff orpington cross? I was thinking something along those lines for my girl, too...

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  9. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    ok I think you might have posted this question twice, I couldn't find my answer and thought I was going crazy. looks like a Buff Columbian Wyandotte hen to me
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely hen!
     

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