Are my chooks boys or girls?

Phwaah

Chirping
Sep 22, 2020
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Australia
Hey guys. My chooks are finally at the stage where I should be expecting eggs soon. All 4 are about 17 weeks old.

It has come to my attention that one of the white chooks have quite a large comb where as one has a kind of medium size comb and one very very small. I bought them all supposedly sexed as hens so here I am thinking prehaps not.

What do you guys think?
Seems like two are austra whites, one leghorn and one australop.
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Phwaah

Chirping
Sep 22, 2020
20
59
54
Australia
Wooop! Best news this week.

They are eating double what they were eating previously so I thought they should be laying soon. Are there things I should do to have good quality eggs? When should I switch to layer pellets as they are still on grower feed. Also I should add they are completely free range. Full backyard is open to them.
 

neo71665

Songster
Mar 22, 2020
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Arkansas
How can you tell? Do they get more plump looking?

Their feathers, males have different shaped hackle and saddle feathers. As for the eggs they are getting that age. Being winter (here, maybe where you are since you didn't fill out you location) they might not be getting enough light so the laying will be delayed. Chickens have to have so many hours of light during the day to trigger their laying.
 

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