First Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reverend, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. reverend

    reverend New Egg

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    Saturday I got my first eggs. Buff Rocks, 23 weeks old. Question? I have 2 birds that have the body frame of a roo but has the head of a pullet. I buddy stopped by and looked at them and said that they could be henroosters. Any comments?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I have heard people that have had roosters that looked like hens and when the dominant rooster was taken out the flock they got like regular roosters [​IMG] not sure if that's true or not just something i have heard
     
  3. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would like to see a photo to see what a henrooster looks like
     
  4. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband was commenting on my "she-male" after I got rid of my roo. He said "That one looks just like that rooster did a month ago!" I had to explain to him about the feathers and how I didn't think it was a rooster. Then she laid an egg and that put all doubt out of my husband's mind!

    I got the best advice here; look at the neck feathers and back feathers. Long and draping = roo; short and round = hen. Even though my big hen has a huge comb and waddle, she doesn't have long draping feathers. And she has laid an egg every day since she started last tuesday (7 eggs now!)
     

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