New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Roosters?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know if these are roosters or is it too soon to tell? And if they are, is it bad if I won't have enough hens for each of them?
Edited by kamrynwade - 2/11/16 at 8:22pm
post #2 of 5


IMO thats a lot of comb (and wattle) development in such young chicks, so I'd say yep - they are boys. What you may wish to do, is wait until they are older and decide which you prefer and keep that one. Whether you sell, give away or eat the other, its up to you. Brothers can get along nicely, but i had the opposite experience, and the stress and physical harm over-mating can do to your girls is not worth risking IMO.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
post #3 of 5

Given the size and redness of the combs and wattles at that age, I'm thinking you have two cockerels as well and the top bird is definitely a cockerel.

post #4 of 5

I agree.  Do you really need two roosters?  A rooster can handle 10 hens apiece  -  so you'd need 20 to keep them happy. 

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #5 of 5

cockerels

Have any questions about breeds and gender? Check out What Breed Or Gender is This? fourm for help.  

Be sure to join the What did you have for breakfast this morning? thread! 

Check out these articels:
 

Are you writer? Please share your chicken related articles here: BYC Article Writing Contest #9 - Write and Win!

http:/...

Reply

Have any questions about breeds and gender? Check out What Breed Or Gender is This? fourm for help.  

Be sure to join the What did you have for breakfast this morning? thread! 

Check out these articels:
 

Are you writer? Please share your chicken related articles here: BYC Article Writing Contest #9 - Write and Win!

http:/...

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?