Hello all, new chicken mama Cassie here. I ordered 11 pullets from MMH that are now almost a month old, so of course I am now playing the paranoid “pullet or cockerel??” game. I thought I’d introduce the ladies and see if any of you experienced eagle-eyes notice something I hadn’t, especially if...
Hi all, I got a batch of Wyandotte’s that are all different colors but there’s one in the batch that I’m not sure whether it’s a cockerel or a pullet. I’ve read that pullets can get big wattles and they go red as well. One of my first Wyandottes did this as well(thought I had a boy) and turned...
Hi everyone! I have a three year old s/l wyandotte hen who began presenting neurological issues sunday morning (3/8). I immediately separated her and deep cleaned everything, nobody else has shown symptoms and i've been trying to minimize any contact the other hens have with her.
Hi all! Joining this community to further my CHEEK-CHEEK KNOWLEDGE!
(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
Super new to chickens! I've been around them intermittently over the years, recently purchased a home, decided in January to get chickens, and just got my little...
Video link on reddit of chick Tuesday night at end of post (couldnt upload here):
1 week 4 day old chick (we think silkie) started sneezing Tuesday night. We've had her since day one and she's been healthy, energetic, eating and drinking. 4pm Tuesday I did my normal pasty butt check and she had...
Here are some updated photos of my lavender Wyandotte who is 5 weeks old tomorrow. Any guesses or help on his/her sex?
There isn’t much comb growth since the 3 week photo but it has gotten more color at the top and the wattles are getting some color.
I can’t have a rooster where we live and we...
I'm transitioning from chickens to quail, so looking to sell/trade my flock. 8 healthy birds all about 1.5 years old and laying about an egg a day.
(2) RIR , (1) Australorp, (1) IsaBrown/Australorp mix breed, (1) Americana, (2) Wyandotte, (1) Barred Rock
Make an offer: I can accept cash...
So how I understood reading some genetics? threads, SLW roo with a GLW hen will give SLW hens and GLW roos.
So if I pair my two GLW hens with SLW roo and get a GLW roo, can I then breed the new GLW roo with GLW hens and get both roos and hens GL?
Seven weeks ago we bought a "breeding trio" of Wyandottes from a local heritage breeder that's closing down his business.
From day one the two girls laid an egg per day, almost religiously. Then I let them fill a nest to see what happens.
When they reached 20 eggs, (an even...
F1 Glw x Red Sexlink
F2 Glw/Sexlink Mix x BLRW
F3 GLW/Sexlink/BLRW Mix x SLW
F4 GLW/Sexlink/BLRW/SLW Mix x BLRW
So rooster above was bred to Speckled sussex
These where the offspring
Bred the trio together and got these
Over the years my chicken flock at my parents’ house has become quite mixed. But lately I’ve noticed that there are quite a few bantam hens that look like this one.
This one is by far the nicest though. She is very pretty 🙂
She looks like a bantam wyandotte to me, but I don’t really know.
I am aware that cockerels are a dime a dozen, but I wanted to make these boys available to anyone willing to rehome them. They were hatched out by a broody hen in our backyard, but the eggs came from a mixed flock of all pure breed hens and two roosters. There were two roosters in that flock...
Two of the chickens refuse to roost every night and so they end up pooping in their nesting boxes lined with turf. None of the 6 have started laying eggs yet but I’m worried it will be an issue when these girls start. I have gone out at night and moved them onto the bars but they continue to...
I have a Silver Laced Wyandotte chicken which a broody hatched. It is now 9 weeks old. It is not behaving like a cockerel or pullet. It has still a small comb and wattles. It has a lack of tail feathers but other than that it is almost fully feathered. Do you see a pullet or a cockerel???