Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rhondax6, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We thought it a rooster from it's appearance but it laid an egg right in front of us today. Sadly we were holding her and it fell to the ground and broke.
     
  2. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it? I has a big comb and wattles. It looks like a roo to me but if it laid an egg then it has to be a hen.
     
  3. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/She is 17 weeks old.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    White leghorn? The pullets/hens have big combs. Too bad about the first egg, but I don't eat the first few anyway. The hen is still practicing sometimes, and doesn't always get it right.

    Congrats on having a very pretty girl!

    Oh! I just looked at your location! Be sure you protect that big comb during the winter, they are very vulnerable to frostbite. Keep her warm, and when she's out and about a liberal coating of Vaseline will help. But do keep an eye on it!
     
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  5. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll tell her you said she was pretty [​IMG] Poor thing, all this time we thought she was a boy...

    These are our first chickens and we are planning on putting a warming light in the coop for the winter. Is that a bad or good idea?
     

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