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Three hens or he's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PossumHill, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. PossumHill

    PossumHill New Egg

    Oct 24, 2012
    Hi all,
    We're new to chickens and started out with three rhode island red hens. Then we added five little easter egger chicks to our flock about 4 months ago. The woman we got them from said they were hens. However, at least two of the new "hens" have begun to crow. I'm pretty sure at least three are roos. But could any of you confirm my fears? :)

    These are the three I think are roos:



    Here is a picture of the five new ones all together. I'm pretty sure the white one and brownish one in the back are hens. Right??? Lol!

  2. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps


    Yep i think your right, all those 3 have long saddle feathers, very red combs, deffo little boys, sorry...

    Very beautiful flock! [​IMG]
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    The 3 pictured are all roosters. In your group shot, you have 2 hens.
  4. PossumHill

    PossumHill New Egg

    Oct 24, 2012
    Thanks to both who confirmed it for me! Now I just need to figure out what to do with them, lol!
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    yes those 3 are cockerels

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