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Hello

 

I'm a new chicken keeper from NZ.  I've built a slightly rickety but warm chicken coop and now we have four lovely 'chickens' to wander around the garden with us.  I've been trawling through pictures of roosters and hens as I think my first flock of chickens are at least 50% roosters!  I got them at about 10 weeks and have had them for a month.  The kids will be so sad to have to get rid of the roosters if they are roosters! We have two barred plymouth rock and two orpingtons.

 

Okay, bye!

sarah

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Welcome to BYC :frow​ Glad you joined the flock! It's a sad thing when our much loved chickens turn out to be roosters and we have to rehome them.

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Sarah

Glad you could join the flock! What a shame your birds could be Roos. I'm afraid it's the downside of buying them young and unsexed. I see you have posted in the what breed gender section, I'm sure members there will be able to help you.

Good luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Hi Sarah,

 

I'm new to this also and only found out a couple of weeks ago that one of my young hens was a rooster.  The crowing in the early morning was a dead giveaway!!  Luckily after a week of searching, I found a local farmer with 100 acres and 65 hens who was happy to give him a home.  I'm sure with 65 hens to keep him amused, he hasn't given me a second a thought :).  I reckon he's pretty happy!!

 

Maria

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Hi Sarah and welcome. Sorry about your potential roos.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
 
 
All the best
CT
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Please do post photos at  "what breed or gender is this."   Since your children are involved,  I think you   should get expert opinions before rehoming them

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Please do post photos at  "what breed or gender is this."   Since your children are involved,  I think you   should get expert opinions before rehoming them
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Welcome to BYC! :frow 

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