Is there a good reason this chicken isn't laying?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moleary97, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. moleary97

    moleary97 Hatching

    Jan 24, 2010
    Live Oak, FL
    Ok - heck of a way to indtroduce myself to the group. I've been trolling around for some time now, built my coop using suggestions on here and have had great luck so far. I have 6 chickens in my coop (the limit I placed on space) and three are laying well. I am hoping that the three that aren't laying are still getting some age on them (had all of them about 3 months) and are preparing to grace us with eggs.

    However, one of the three non-layers is starting to give me some concern about its ability to lay eggs. I'm not sure its plumbed correctly for egg production. So here's the question:

    Is this a hen or a rooster (the copper maran in full profile)?


    This is my first attempt at having chickens and I've got a lot to learn! Thanks for your help.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010

  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Definately 100% rooster.... He's very handsome [​IMG]
  3. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    New Hampshire
    If you mean the one in the centre, than definitely Rooster [​IMG]
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    [​IMG] Yep have to agree Rooster ... If you could a close up of it we could see the saddle feathers better .. But sadly I think its a rooster.. How old are they???

  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Definitely a rooster.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Guess you now know why he's not laying. [​IMG]

  7. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing 11 Years

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC


  8. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama

    Yep rooster! But look on the bright side, he can make more hens for ya. [​IMG]
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yup, rooster.

  10. moleary97

    moleary97 Hatching

    Jan 24, 2010
    Live Oak, FL
    Bummer [​IMG] Well I guess HE is about 5 months old (he was much smaller when we bought him). Now I have to figure out what to do with him. We have a "no rooster in the coop" policy and free ranging him with my peacocks and guineas makes me nervous (most of our guineas end up at the undesirable part of the food chain). Hopefully I can find a safe home for him quickly.

    Thanks to everyone for the quick feedback!

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