Roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pstock44, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Pstock44

    Pstock44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got these 3 birds today. Was told they're pullets and possibly laying. They seem to be squawking sounds, not bawking like the Roo does. They're Buff Orpingtons and about 7-8 months old.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  2. Pstock44

    Pstock44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't let me edit above post. I'm a newbie and totally not confident deciding because of 2 of their combs look a lot larger than my other hens.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all females, not to worry
     
  4. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All seem to be Hens :)
     
  5. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful little hens! Congrats on them [​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All females. First one may not be laying yet, but the other two look mature enough.
     
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  7. Pstock44

    Pstock44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the info.
    Update, just went outside and couldn't find one of them. Looked in the coop and one of them was laying in a nest box. Now I had noticed the 2nd two had been running around the run squawking a bit and in and out of the coop a few times. Never dawned on me they may be getting ready to lay (NEWBIE).

    So anyway, I just got my first two eggs! The wife was surprised as I am! So tickled! Thanks again everyone!
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're likely to lay for a few days then stop for a while due to the move. Once they get settled in good they'll resume laying. Can take from couple weeks to a few months.
     
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  9. Pstock44

    Pstock44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, I wanted a Roo again and brought this guy home too. Blue Orpington who's name is now Batman.

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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All hens. The one with really large, red comb should be laying soon. The last one looks more like a Buff Rock, than an Orpington.
     

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