Anyone Have a "manly" hen?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JessicaHen, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. JessicaHen

    JessicaHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I have a hen that I was certain was a rooster. We hatched her and her siblings a few months ago after about 2 months she just started growing and growing. She's larger than my 1 year old hens and she's only 3 months. Her feet are HUGE and bumpy- I don't think it bumble foot, they've been like this forever and there are no scabs. I wonder if she is both sexes? The other chickens all ignore her so I give her extra attention and she is very sweet.
    Has anyone get had a hen like this?[​IMG]
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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I think "she" is a slow maturing cockerel. The shoulders and wingbow look to be a darker shade of buff and Orpingtons are known to be slow to mature.

    I have no idea what's up with the feet. I have never seen that before. Do they feel puffy like it's fluid?
     
  3. JessicaHen

    JessicaHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for responding Keesmom!! Ok maybe that's it! She is almost the same size as her dad now and he took a long time to mature too so maybe that is it? The feet seem really fleshy, like if we were chicken feet eaters these would be the meatiest we'd ever seen! :) They are just really bulbous and bumpy, the bumps have some give to them when I push. If it were bumble foot wouldnt I see a scab at some ooint?
     

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