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Should I be expecting eggs soon?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by umotherclucker, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. umotherclucker

    umotherclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    16 week old white rock is starting to make very different noises than what we have been used to. Longer more drawn out sounds if that makes sense and has been going inside the coop more.
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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    No, you should be expecting crowing. That looks like a cockerel to me, but you might want to get a second opinion.
     
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  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    The saddle and hackle feathers look very pointy in the picture. Are they really like that?
     
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  4. umotherclucker

    umotherclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the feathers are like that exactly. I was a little worried about it possibly being a cockerel. Yikes!
     
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  6. megkra

    megkra New Egg

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    I think it's a hen, no Spurs started. In my experience your close to egg time when they squat when you go to grab them.plus the new sounds.
     
  7. Eon69nc

    Eon69nc Out Of The Brooder

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    that is a cockerel for sure - no eggs from that one.
     
  8. quail gal

    quail gal New Egg

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    I have a 2 quail that have wet feathers Around the butt and it is swollen what should I do I don't even know what happened. They are 7 1/2 weeks old
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Spurs don't begin to develop until after 6 months. The feathers don't lie. That's a cockerel.
     
  10. quail gal

    quail gal New Egg

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    Please help
     

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