Mixed flock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tweeker, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. tweeker

    tweeker Just Hatched

    Aug 28, 2016
    Hi everyone: Well my chickens all got out the other day and now everyone is mixed not sure I even have everyone in the correct pens. I have 24 all together and realizing I need to start figuring out who is a Hen and who is a rooster. This one pen I have 11 chickens and no one is laying. Not sure if they are ready yet. I'm not sure on the ages cause now everyone is mixed however I had one set of chicks on 8/26/16 and the others on 9/30/16. Can I get some help here. It is cold and rainy here Im hoping that is why this group is not laying not because they are ALL roosters

    Thank you for your help!
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Off the top of my head...

    cockerels 1,2,6,7

    pullets 3,4,5,8 and 9

    A better pic of bird 1 will help confirm. I'm pretty sure I see saddle feathers on 2, but a better pic would also help. Pretty sure on the others.
  3. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2015
    Desert Hills, AZ
    They all definitely look like roosters to me.

    Naaa....just kidding. If you got the earliest batch on 8/26/16 then that makes them about 5 months old or 25 weeks. They should be close to laying if they aren't already but a lot depends on the breed and hours of daylight, which of course are short right now. I don't know what kind of nest box setup you have, but if they are laying make sure they're not laying somewhere else or eating the eggs. I wouldn't even worry about it though at this point since it's the middle of winter and they're around about old enough to start laying but it can vary by several weeks. On most breeds you should notice their combs reddening just before they start laying. You'll be fine, just give 'em a little more time.
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    1,2,6,&7 are cockerels. I'm thinking 3 might be as well, need a better picture. 4,5,8,&9 are for sure pullets.
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Mine 8 girls were hatched on 8/10/2016 and only just this week have I been getting eggs..only 3 are laying so far, So..you may need to wait a few more weeks til you see any eggs.
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    1,2,6, and 7 look like cockerels to me.
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 26, 2016
    1,2,6,7 look like cockerels not sure about 3 but I think she and others are pullets
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    think we all agree on the numbers & genders

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