Males or females?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nharbison0722, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! Just wondering if anyone can tell from these photos if these are all females- as I was told, or if I might have a male or two. Thanks a ton!
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    look like pullets
     
  3. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. They look like they are getting ready to lay soon.
     
  4. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    So you believe that they
    are all females?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All female. The red combs mean that they are almost ready to start laying.
     
  6. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I need to change up their food now that they are getting to laying age? I currently have them on Purina starter-grower organic feed.'my younger girls are only about a month behind the older ones. I want to make sure that I do the right thing for all of them- as the pretty much eat whatever is out there all around.
    Thanks!!

     
  7. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I need to change up their diet? See my post above to see what they are currently on. (Purina starter-grower organic) but
    I do have some girls that are about a month younger.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Keep them on the starter/grower till they are all laying. Just make sure they have access to some crushed oyster shell for calcium. That's the only thing extra that layers really require.
     
  9. jozieb

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    Lol.. That is a good question. I hatched some quail to raise for eggs... all male. Then went to the feed store and got a few "hens". They now have started crowing.. all male. Apparently I am destined not to have eggs and apparently need some bird anatomy classes.
     
  10. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will the other birds that aren't laying mess with the oyster shell and make themselves sick?
    Or do they instinctively know what they need?
    Thanks a ton! You've been a big help?
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