Please tell me she's not a roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TandyRanch9, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. TandyRanch9

    TandyRanch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I only have 5 chickens. All were supposed to be hens but then Lucy the silkie started crowing and now she is Rocco! This is Reba! She is about 4 1/2 months old...hatched the beginning of May. Recently her comb has gotten much larger and she isn't aggressive at all but she's not exactly shy when it comes to food. I'm scared she is a he. Thanks for your help[​IMG][/IMG]][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's a hen, don't worry. I had a hatchery RIR hen named Reba, for my late Aunt Reba. She lived to be over 5 years old and was a bossy woman, LOL. I miss her, great hen.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You have a pullet who is rapidly approaching point of lay.
     
  4. TandyRanch9

    TandyRanch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you! I can't stand the thought of getting rid of any of them but I read that too many roosters can be hard on the hens and I really don't want two guys crowing in the back yard.my backyard neighbor already has three roos. They all get going and make quite a noise. I love it but the other neighbors, not so much.
     
  5. TandyRanch9

    TandyRanch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    We call her Reba Cluckentire! Like the singer lol. She is sassy for sure
     
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  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on that. :eek:)
     

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