Saturday, April 22, 2006
In a previous post I talked about my sister's new chicks. I went to visit her Friday afternoon and she took me out to her hen house to show me her hens. She was disturbed because that morning she had heard what sounded a lot like a rooster coming from her backyard. So, I needed to take a look to help her decide if this particular hen is really a hen. Now the females of this breed have a larger comb than most breeds, but this chicken has also started chasing the others around the run. The chicken walked, or rather struted, up to the fence and seemed to look up at me with a challenge. I took one look at it and decided it must be a rooster with the amount of attitude in his stride. Now, I really don't know much about chickens, but I told her I knew some people who do. So, to all you who know chickens, is this a rooster or a hen? We would really like to know.
(Sorry the pictures are so bad. I only had my camera phone with me.)