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Cockerel or pullet?

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I ordered brown egg layer assortment 4 months ago. I believe these are not gonna lay any eggs...your thoughts....

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Those are certainly cockerels.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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They are BEAUTIFUL BO cockerels, too!

Welcome to our humble homestead

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Welcome to our humble homestead

"A Better Place To Be"

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I secretly wanted a rooster. Will 2 be too many? I have 22 girls...
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Originally Posted by guardrail View Post

I secretly wanted a rooster. Will 2 be too many? I have 22 girls...

Nope, that sounds good.

General rule of thumb is 10-12 hens per rooster.

Welcome to our humble homestead

"A Better Place To Be"

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good for the girls!! Now my big girls will get some action when they squat down instead of me giving them the cold shoulder 😜
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