Easter egger hen or roo (with pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by quackydoodle, Aug 12, 2014.

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  1. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 6 pullets (they were fully feathered but still peeping) 4-6 weeks ago. They're all supposed to be hens. I'm not so sure about Grade. She's always patrolling things from the roof of the coop/run, she has (by far) the longest neck of my birds, is the biggest, and definitely stands her ground more than the others. So is she a he? Thanks![​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a roo and a Easter Egger . Very nice one .
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Grace is a George, sorry.
     
  5. Michael OShay

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  6. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, shoot. If she's a roo (as I'm afraid she is), I don't think I have enough hens for her. I have 8 chickens total, including Grade. One of them is a black copper maran, and I'd love to end up with olive eggers, although I have no interest in raising chicks. :/
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If Grace is your only rooster, you can try it and see how things go. The ten hens per rooster is a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. I've run 4 roosters and 16ish hens and did fine, but everyone was free range and I think that made all the difference. I have a breeding pen with a rooster and 5 hens, they all look fine. Two of the hens went broody and got pulled out. Getting down to 3 hens did leave some bare backs, but at 5 they were all fine, and that is a pretty small pen.
     
  8. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for the info. I'll do more research on broody hens and raising chicks and see if I'm up for it. If not, the guy I bought my pullets from said I could exchange them if any of them ended up being roosters.
     
  9. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old would you guess this guy is?
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd say in the 4-5 month range.
     

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