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WLH "Roo" Laid an Egg

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Allears, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing it's the one in front? Would explain the size difference and that one is more aloof.
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    Both were thrown on the cull pile as day old chicks. The one in the back is slightly deformed, I literally dug him out of the pile of dead chicks. The other one was closer to the top of the pile.

    The egg had a soft shell which was brownish and was about the size of my ducks eggs. But Duck-Duck was already on her nest when I found this egg near the chicken coop.
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    They both look like white Rock (not Leghorn) hens. That, or possibly very well managed Cornish cross, as they're pretty hefty looking birds.

    How old are they?
     
  3. Macksy

    Macksy Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are LUCKY chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  6. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are hens. I used to have a couple of Cornish Rock hens and they laid reasonably well. But, they certainly ate to much to keep as layers. They will lay brown eggs.
     
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  7. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are four months old now. I am confused as to why they would have been culled if they are both hens [​IMG] The poultry farm they were rescued from breeds for laying and meat. I'm so happy though because I can stop worrying about the neighbours complaining about them crowing and I'll have to change their names, Chester and Russell Crow [​IMG] I was also about to cut back on their feed because they are about 5kg! Thanks everyone for the feedback [​IMG]

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    At that size, they're whatever your country's version of Cornish cross is called. Meat birds. I don't know why they were in the cull bin, except if the sexing is only 90% accurate for females, it stands to reason there are females accidently culled also. Weird that you got two females, though. Unless in your area female meat birds are culled as they don't grow quite as fast.
     
  10. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls are apparently Cornish x game, Plymouth Rock hybrids, they wouldn't give me the actual crossing though. My girls are serously overweight and I have to cut down to 260g food per day, or the meat will outgrow the bone structure [​IMG] Thanks for your input, you've probably saved my chickens lives!
     

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