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Another Rooster? Really!?

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I had a silkie chick hatch on June 28th, 2015 and was 99% sure it was a hen. The chick had the smallest comb until "she" was 30 weeks old and "her" hackle feathers never got really shiny, but yesterday, I heard my little chick crow! I already have 3 roosters! :barnie

We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We have to remember, it was all started by a mouse

 

- Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My broody hatched 3 out of 5 Marans eggs I gave her this summer.  Two of the birds turned out to be very obvious roos, with lovely golden hackle feathers and huge red combs, so obviously their plainer, black feathered sibling with the tiny comb had to be a hen.  I even considered selling her to a friend who was looking for a Marans pair.  Good job I didn't - at 6 months old 'she' turned out to be a 'he'!  How unlucky is that - 3 roos out of 3 hatched birds!

 

Started out with 3 birds. Currently at 13 pullets and 2 roos

- chicken maths is definitely getting the better of me!

 

Member of the Derperella Club - we're all just going round the rooster here.

 

RIP Blackie (the best hen ever), Rusty (too curious once too often) and Cinders (my grey girl)

 

 

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Started out with 3 birds. Currently at 13 pullets and 2 roos

- chicken maths is definitely getting the better of me!

 

Member of the Derperella Club - we're all just going round the rooster here.

 

RIP Blackie (the best hen ever), Rusty (too curious once too often) and Cinders (my grey girl)

 

 

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It seems that most of them turn out to be roosters, doesn't it?  Let's hope hes a nice guy, right?

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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