Barred Rock--Female? UPDATED She just laid an egg!

Chickiebaby8

Songster
9 Years
Apr 19, 2010
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The first photo is the most recent. The second photo, the close up, was taken 6 weeks ago.




Thank you in advance for any help.
 
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Chickiebaby8

Songster
9 Years
Apr 19, 2010
123
1
109
Kentucky
Oh good. I wonder why she isn't laying? She is happy and eating. She does make a weird noise that I originally though was a cough but it has been 7 weeks and she was treated with antibiotics and seems fine. Very spunky, very vocal. Eats really well.

Maybe she isn't old enough?
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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Adair Co., KY
Do you know how old she is? Mine were at least 7 months old before they started laying. Now, since they free range daily, I'm not getting any eggs from them. I would love to know where they are hiding them!
 

MissD'uccle

Cluck of My Life
10 Years
Dec 16, 2009
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Elba Twp, MI
Sometimes they just take a little longer to get going
My barred rock hen actually raises her "hackle" feathers and will spar with my bantie rooster. It is quite comical to watch. She usually wins!
 

Chickiebaby8

Songster
9 Years
Apr 19, 2010
123
1
109
Kentucky
That is so cute! I have a very bossy Golden Comet who would probably take on any Roo around.

@Shelley I think she is 6 months old. I wanted to help a friend and start my flock with laying hens but I really wish I started from an egg sometimes so I would know how old they are. I do love them though and they are so happy. They have their own house and a large, fenced in area with grass to play in all day.
 

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