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Roosters or Hens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarrettG, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. BarrettG

    BarrettG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put my 2.5-3 month old Easter eggers in with my fully grown birds. Poor things are getting their *** kicked.
    I am having a tough time trying to tell if they are roosters or hens. The pea combs are so small period that I can't make out the roos. Please help! What do you think.
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  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like hens to me. ;)

    Edited to ask: How many hens do you have and how many roosters? I notice one of the hens in the photo has a bare back- generally the result of being overbred.
     
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get closer pictures of their combs? There are at least 2 that may be cockerels. In general if you look at a pea comb, a single row of peas indicates female while 3 rows of peas indicate male.
     
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  4. BarrettG

    BarrettG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the bare back is from getting pecked to much. The Rooster/Father is a Lavender Amerucana and the Hen/mom is an Easter Egger or White Amerucana from totally different states. The birds on the picture are only 3 months and they are in with 1 year Olds
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are any of your year-olds roosters?
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Was her back pecked bald before you put the younger chickens in with the older chickens?
     
  7. BarrettG

    BarrettG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 rooster that I know of. It's a Lavender Amerucana.
     
  8. BarrettG

    BarrettG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it happened when I put them in with the older birds. I put my 1 month Olds in with the 3 month Olds and the 3 month birds kicked their butt. Then I figured the 3 month old birds are ready for the year old birds
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Those combs are too pink and developed for pullets. Sorry, but they all look like boys to me.
     
  10. hasdaa

    hasdaa Out Of The Brooder

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    i agree, their combs are very pink. [​IMG]
     

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