- Mar 22, 2019
Who wants to play “The rooster or hen “ guessing game with me?? This is Nellie and she is a 25ish week old buff Orpington. She is huge and I think she has laid an egg but I can’t be sure because I have a bunch that are coming in to lay. I bought her as a pullet and she looked and acted like one up until last week when I saw her mount one of the other chickens. Her comb has gotten a bit bigger and brighter too. She has never crowed and she is usually quite skiddish. Does not have a rooster personality but that mounting thing and her enormous size has got me thinking she is a roo. We do have a rooster and I have never seen him interested in her, but I doubt he would be able to do anything even if he wanted to because she is so fast! What do you think?? Roo or hen???