Are these Hens or Roosters and which is which?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Ireland, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Ireland

    Ireland New Egg

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    I have three and the farmer told me they were all hens, I think he was wrong. Raising them from young, no eggs yet. Marin is about 28 weeks old. Both Silkies are younger.

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  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Silkie number one is a hen, silkie number two is a roo, and the BR is a hen if it is truly 28 weeks old because it has no obvious tail feathers and is rather short to be a boy.
     
  3. Ireland

    Ireland New Egg

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    HERE'S A BETTER PIC OF THE MARIN, IS IT DEFINITELY A HEN??


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  4. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Maran is a definite girl, and so is the first silkie ^^
     
  5. Ireland

    Ireland New Egg

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    Bee-atch better lay some eggs soon. Thanks for clearing that up, guys.

    What are more expensive, Hens or Roosters?
     
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  6. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Usually hens, because they produce something but the roosters are just there.... UNLESS of course you have some sort of a rare breed then they might be worth the same....
     
  7. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most people give away roos, so girls go for more [​IMG]
     
  8. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    If they free range all day look under your bushes and stuff for eggs. That Maran looks like she should be laying...You may have a nest or two hidden somewhere.
     

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