is this barred rock a hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bjared99, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. bjared99

    bjared99 In the Brooder

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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Songster

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    Do you know how old it is?

    (This is the bird, fixing it for the OP)

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  3. bjared99

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    It is 16 weeks
     
  4. TinyBirds

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    Are you sure it's not older? The hens usually get red combs and wattles rihht about the time they start laying eggs. I vote hen but possibly a little older than 16 weeks. Any pics of the others?
     
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  5. willowegg55

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    A really good way to tell is by the feathers in front of their tail roosters are long and pointy and hens more rounded this way works for me every time sure looks like a hen
     
  6. Stiggy

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    That's a girl, she is older than 16 weeks . maybe 24-30 weeks
     
  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3

    I say hen!
     
  8. bjared99

    bjared99 In the Brooder

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    No they are all 16 weeks old I got them when they were 4weeks old on april 25 I got three barred rocks and 3 buffs and none have any interest in the laying boxes or show any sign of laying eggs
     
  9. bjared99

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    No I got them all on april 25 and they were 4 weeks old then
     
  10. fshinggrl

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    If they were 4 weeks old on April 25, then they are 18.5 weeks old TODAY. (I got my chicks on April 28ish as day old chicks and they will be 15 weeks old tomorrow.) I'd still say it's a hen. Not surprising that she is not interested in nesting boxes. It'll happen soon!
     

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