dixygirl

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I have 6 Australorp birds that were thought to be males sent as free wrapping peanuts for warmth with my last order. They are now 3 months
old.

I think 2 might be hens because their combs are noticeably shorter than the other 4.
Do any of these look like hens?










I think photo 3 and 4 might be hens.
 
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dixygirl

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I think in the first picture, i am hoping the one looking at the food might be a hen.

I think the one in the front in the 1st pic is a rooster.
 
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dixygirl

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What am i going to do with so many roosters and no hens?
 

Portia

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I'm certainly no expert, but I do remember that the combs and waddles on my australorp girls didn't even really begin to pink up until just before they started laying, which would've been about 4.5 months. If I were home I'd pull up the pictures files according to date to send you a defininte 3 month old picture. Here's what I have available now, notice the huge difference in comb/waddle color and growth. For this reason I think you may indeed have all boys, but the two with the smallest combs/waddles may potentially be hens? Also below in the 2nd picture are the BAs at 5 months and one of my BA girls at 7 months. See what you think.
~3 months

~5 months

and at 7 months

Hope the pictures help support my position.
Either way, those are some beautiful & healthy looking birds.
 

dixygirl

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thank you. At least they seem to protect them all when they are out. In these pictures they are hiding out underneath my thick bushes and shrubs.
Maybe I will have to just order some more hens for them to be sure. There is a big difference between their combs and the girls in your pictures
 

dixygirl

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What kind of hens would be good to mix with all these Australorp roosters? Any suggestions? I am open to creating mixed babies.
 

cqranch

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Wish you were in MO, I've been looking for a black aussie roo. Ended up having to order a baby from Ideal. Along with some SS. I specifically asked for no extra males. Seems most roos are hard to even give away.
 

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