10 week old Easter Egger started crowing??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SnohomishFarmsteader, May 26, 2018.

  1. SnohomishFarmsteader

    SnohomishFarmsteader In the Brooder

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    Hi. We are new to backyard chickens and have an easter egger who was trying to crow this morning. We are hoping to only have hens in our coop for various reasons. I am hoping someone can help tell me if we have a hen or roo on our hands. 20180526_114114.jpg 20180526_114043.jpg
     
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  2. OkieChickenGal

    OkieChickenGal Songster

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    Looks like a Rooster, He's Beautiful!
     
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  3. New2chicluv

    New2chicluv Songster

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    Sorry see Roo
     
  4. WhatAboutBob?

    WhatAboutBob? Songster

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    I see a Cockerel also. Hackle and saddle feathers are coming in.
     
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  5. SnohomishFarmsteader

    SnohomishFarmsteader In the Brooder

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    Next question, if we keep him, can he basically roam the yard and does he need a separate area to sleep in?
     
  6. New2chicluv

    New2chicluv Songster

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    I'm new at this too but, I believe it's up to you. How many girls do you have? Can you keep one where you live? Do you have any other Roosters? All things to consider. As far as I know they can all sleep together, that's what my neighbor does. I believe its 1 roo to up to 12 hens but dont quote me. I'm learning too. I know there's a good article on here too, sorry I cant post it from my cell.
     
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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Cockerel. And so is the one behind him in the second picture.
     
  8. SnohomishFarmsteader

    SnohomishFarmsteader In the Brooder

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    Sad. That's my Welsummer.... now to decide which one to keep and what one to send to the produce stand
    down the road....
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Keep the one with the best temperament - not aggresive to you or hens
     
  10. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

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    Handsome rooster :welcome
     

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