Hen or Rooster that is the question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Strader, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Strader

    Strader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have 14 chickens that are (17) weeks old and did remove a barred rock rooster a week ago that was crowing, now the large Delaware in the attached photo appears to be breeding the rest of the hens, like she may be a " He". all the chickens I have are the same age (17) weeks old. Have not heard this Delaware crow, so thought it was a Hen. Tail feathers are longer than they appear because of photo angle.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You are correct it is a cockerel.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - the lack of crowing is likely due to having been subordinate to the recently removed rooster - now that the dominant roo is gone, he will likely begin crowing soon.
     
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