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New hens! Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by colby bush, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. colby bush

    colby bush Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2015
    Odenville al
    I recently bought two buff orpingtons id say about 8 to 9 weeks old and are still chirping like baby's but have all feathers with a little fuz. How can I sex them? Also how and when should I put them with my blue cooper Maran rooster and 9 RIR hens?
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    My Coop
    By 8-10 weeks the combs and wattles (esp the wattles) are MUCH larger on the cockerels than on the pullets.

    This is my cockerel at 8 weeks.


    Here he is again at 10 weeks.


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