need help with sex of chicken.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dread666, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. dread666

    dread666 New Egg

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    hello all, this is my first post. was wondering if you all were able to determine if one of my buff orpingtons is a rooster?

    im in a suburban/urban area and cant have roosters. i got the 2 buffs at the same time and just hit 6 months, im getting 1 egg a day, so im assuming only 1 is laying, and i know they can start laying at different times, but 1 of them is starting to make A LOT more noise, so i need to get it figured out before i have anyone called about noise complaints...


    this one i believe is the hen.
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    this is the one in question,
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    and here are the 2 together, the one in question is on the left.

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    any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks all! and thanks for a wonderful and helpful site.
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!

    Looks like two pullets to me.
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2. Hens start laying at different times and you are probably hearing lots of eggs songs.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Those are definitely girls. I have 25 Buff Orpingtons and they are very noisy when they lay their eggs. They talk a lot, too.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Both are pullets. They get really vocal right before they start laying.
     
  6. dread666

    dread666 New Egg

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    awesome, thank you everyone. so before they start laying they get noisy? once they start laying do they quiet down? the other one is pretty quiet and i definetely dont mind some chatter, just not sure how the neighbors will feel...cause she makes the most noise early, like 7-9 am, so im just worried about waking people up.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're both pullets. Some girls are just noisy, but if your birds are legal and it's after 6 am there's really nothing for your neighbors to complain about.
     

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