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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickiebaby8, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Chickiebaby8

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    The first photo is the most recent. The second photo, the close up, was taken 6 weeks ago.

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    Thank you in advance for any help.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Definitely too dark to be a roo [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickiebaby8

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    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?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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!
     
  5. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Sometimes they just take a little longer to get going [​IMG] 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! [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickiebaby8

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    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. [​IMG]
     

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