My Rooster layed an egg

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Noobiechickluv, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Noobiechickluv

    Noobiechickluv Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our Buffs was bigger than the others and had a much bigger crest. We were sure she was a boy, but she laid an egg. Her name is Pat.
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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, Pat is a hen. She doesn't have saddle feathers or any other rooster characteristics, it's just that her comb is big. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Noobiechickluv

    Noobiechickluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Crazy because we got 10 chicks in the spring and 9 of them were girls. What are the odds?
     
  4. aliciasimon

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    LOL! Well *she* is gorgeous. Where did you get the chicks? I bought mine at a feed store and was told they were all females. I bought 6. Then later read there is a 5% fail rate in sexing, so wondered if I might end up with a rooster. They're all girls though (which is perfect because I can't have a rooster where I live).
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they were ordered as straight run then there's a 50/50 chance of getting a rooster or pullet. If you ordered them as pullets, most hatcheries or feed stores claim that they have 90-98% accurate sexing.
     
  6. Noobiechickluv

    Noobiechickluv Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I got them from a random guy on Craig's list. His name was John Deere...really! We just got lucky. On top of that, we traded the one rooster for 2 Americana hens (Thelma & Louise). So far, we are doing really well with this chicken thing!
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Yep, that Pat is a fluffy hen! She has a big comb because she was at the point of lay. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  8. Noobiechickluv

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    Thanks! What does "point of lay" mean? So much to learn about these chicks.....[​IMG]
     
  9. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It means that your hens have already started or should start laying eggs soon. :)
     
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Point of Lay = pullet puberty. She's ready to lay eggs!

    She's a lovely, large-boned pullet! Congrats!
     

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