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This is what pullets look like at the age yours are. In cochins roosters get red early and pullets take a few more months. Your blue splash is a rooster.

Thanks! We're actually pretty excited to have a Rooster as we don't have one yet, opens up a whole new set of questions though, I know almost nothing about raising a rooster 😳
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post #32 of 41
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Thanks! We're actually pretty excited to have a Rooster as we don't have one yet, opens up a whole new set of questions though, I know almost nothing about raising a rooster 😳
I find making sure they remain respectful and they keep some distance from you is a good sign. Being forward is often a bad sign. Overly friendly roosters will often try attacking their keepers at some point. Hopefully the laid back personality of the Cochin keeps him calmer.
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I find making sure they remain respectful and they keep some distance from you is a good sign. Being forward is often a bad sign. Overly friendly roosters will often try attacking their keepers at some point. Hopefully the laid back personality of the Cochin keeps him calmer.

Well we've always felt that it was kind of "mean". It would peck at you when you'd try and handle it. Do we need to keep it seperated from the rest of the chickens? Can it have its own coop or does it need to be with the hens? Because we would like eggs to eat and not fertilized eggs all the time. I think we'd probably do fertilized eggs maybe in the spring (we live in Colorado high country) and give them to friends. So how do we handle that?
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Well we've always felt that it was kind of "mean". It would peck at you when you'd try and handle it. Do we need to keep it seperated from the rest of the chickens? Can it have its own coop or does it need to be with the hens? Because we would like eggs to eat and not fertilized eggs all the time. I think we'd probably do fertilized eggs maybe in the spring (we live in Colorado high country) and give them to friends. So how do we handle that?
There's no difference between eating fertilized and non fertilized eggs. I always keep my roosters with the hens unless they are causing troubles.
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Well we've always felt that it was kind of "mean". It would peck at you when you'd try and handle it. Do we need to keep it seperated from the rest of the chickens? Can it have its own coop or does it need to be with the hens? Because we would like eggs to eat and not fertilized eggs all the time. I think we'd probably do fertilized eggs maybe in the spring (we live in Colorado high country) and give them to friends. So how do we handle that?
There's no difference between eating fertilized and non fertilized eggs. I always keep my roosters with the hens unless they are causing troubles.
same here. Although some of my customers get disgusted if I tell them there's a rooster with my hens. LOL
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post #36 of 41
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Ok so then if you pull the eggs and put them in the refrigerator right away does that stop development in the eggs if they're fertilized?
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Ok so then if you pull the eggs and put them in the refrigerator right away does that stop development in the eggs if they're fertilized?
I think so... because they have to have heat to survive.
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post #38 of 41
Yes refrigeration will keep any eggs from developing.
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post #39 of 41
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Yes refrigeration will keep any eggs from developing.

Ok awesome. So then in the spring if we decide we want to have chicks, we'll just let the hens do their thing? And not pull eggs?
post #40 of 41
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Ok awesome. So then in the spring if we decide we want to have chicks, we'll just let the hens do their thing? And not pull eggs?
It's best to pull them as they are laid and than store them for up to 10 at a temperature around 55-65 degrees, at about a 30 degree angle rotated daily for optimum hatching.
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