My 3.5 month old Buff Orpington is a hen, right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sherwoodchicks, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. sherwoodchicks

    sherwoodchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a first time chicken owner. My husband and I got four (sexed) baby chicks at three days old. Two are confirmed roosters that we now have to re-home. Our Buff Orpington, Chickpea, is one that I feel pretty certain is a hen. The only thing that concerns me is that when the roosters kind of approach her or chase her, she sometimes looks them in the eye and all her neck feathers stick straight out. I see the roosters doing that to each other, so it concerns me when I see Chickpea do that. Is that normal hen behavior? Please tell me that Chickpea is, in fact, a she. [​IMG] Thank you!! Chickpea is 3.5 months old.
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  2. Vedwards

    Vedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a hen :)
     
  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Defiantly look like a hen! I have one too! Such friendly chickens!!
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four girl buffs and would say she is a she.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hen, and that's normal. She's just telling them she's not ready for them yet.
     
  6. sherwoodchicks

    sherwoodchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all. It's a relief to feel confident that's she's a hen.
     

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