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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Jbull, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Jbull

    Jbull Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of my first two original chickens from the group that my daughter brought home. It's at least 5 months old maybe even 6. (hatch date was back in the fall) It's bossy over the other pullets but hangs out with the rooster like it's no big deal. NO eggs from anyone yet, NO egg song, nothing. So what do I have here?!?! A cockerel or a pullet?!?!
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  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me. She sounds like a bossy head hen.
     
  3. Jbull

    Jbull Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks! Good thing because I named her Beulah! But I wonder why no eggs yet?!?!
     
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  4. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree she does look like a pullet. Her comb is probably that red because she is getting ready to start laying.
     
  5. Alison Pony

    Alison Pony Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say a rhode island red pullet looks like mine
     
  6. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chickens take a longer time to mature.
     
  7. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said 5 months? Chickens often take 5, 6 or even 7 months to mature to laying age. And you had them over winter, the lack of light in the winter decreases their ability to lay.
     
  8. Jbull

    Jbull Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all! Way new at this and getting impatient! LOL [​IMG]
     
  9. Jbull

    Jbull Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably closer to 6 months. I didn't even consider the winter/ lack of light issue. Thank you! This is why I'm on this forum and asking questions. I truly appreciate it!
     

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