Hopefully hens......

KyCouple

In the Brooder
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Oct 8, 2009
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Well, we got to the breeder and they had a lot of chickens, rabbits, and ducks of all sizes and breeds. We picked out a few hopeful hens and got a really great price. Plus they are all very sweet. They are in a holding coop for now. Let me know what you think, hen or roo. . Worst case, we will have several coops with roosters only..lol
Thanks,


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I dont remember picking this one out




This is our very own "KING RODNEY" (The reason we are hen shopping, other than eggs)

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KyCouple

In the Brooder
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Oct 8, 2009
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They are suppose to be about 4 and a half months old. Is their anyway I can tell for sure if they are roos? Any suggestions on taking a different picture and angle? Thanks
 

Goose and Fig

Grateful Geese
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Apr 19, 2009
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The 2 that I can say are Definately roos have long pointy feathers right before the tail. Hens at that age can have red combs because they aren't far from point of lay- so not a good indicator.

You did the right thing by keeping them seperated. The one in the little pic worries me, and the obvious roo in the big pic has a very pale comb- a sign of illness or deficiency. You should put some supplements in their water (if you haven't already) and watch them closely.

ETA: Is there any possibility you could return them? We know how it is- we've all had bad luck occasionally with our birds.
 
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