Roosters or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by anperrin, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. anperrin

    anperrin Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the first chickens I have ever owned and its driving me crazy trying to figure out what gender these are. They are nine months old and one is a Black Australorp and the other three Araucana or at least thats what they were sold as. They are all sweet tempered none of them have layed an egg or crows, we just started giving them layer pellets about 2 weeks ago so we weren't expecting eggs just yet. Any idea what they are and if any are roosters will eating the layer pellets hurt them?
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like 3 pretty ee hens that from the comb should be laying soon and the black is a pullet as well
     
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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like all girls...no pellets will not hurt cockerels
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They all look like hens.

    Feeding layer pellets does not cause or help hens to lay eggs. It's simply a different balance of nutrients that supports the high production today's hens give. Hens will lay eggs on the most horrible diets, just not as many or for as long.
     
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  5. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I see very pretty hens, and no it won't hurt a rooster to eat layer pellets, some people disagree, because studies say otherwise, but I believe in actual experience, more then something I read.
     
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