Originally Posted by loyatricia
Oh no... I hope the second one is not a rooster, my neighbors would not appreciate that at all.
I don't know if they are the same age, so I guess I will just have to wait it out. thanks for your input! I am so excited to have these little guys. I have been asking my husband for years to get chickens and he said no. When he saw a sign alongside the road "chicks for sale" and told me to buy them I thought I should take him up before he changed his mind. Otherwise I would have researched them a bit more in advance. they are doing really well, eating, drinking, chirping and pecking around. Seem to be happy and healthy. Thanks again!
I hope you have a wonderful time with your chicken adventure. I haven't owned them, but I think Polish are very cute and have a lot of character! They're on my really long list of breeds to add. My hubby is very patient and our original flock of 6 is now 12, including a roo and three babies my broody hatched a month ago. I am having to restrain myself from hatching any more chicks they are so cute!
You may find the neighbors don't mind. I can legally have roos but want to be a good neighbor, too. I told my closest one that we had one and he was a little suspicious at first. I told him to let me know if he was ever bothered by the crowing (which starts between 4 and 5 each morning). I put up sound board in the coop to help with noise, but you can still hear him with the windows open. I asked the neighbor this spring if he was still ok and he said that he found it charming as it reminded him of times past when he grew up on a farm (he's retired). I haven't even bribed him with eggs!