3 hens wound up being roosters...i think

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HBarker, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. HBarker

    HBarker In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2008
    dont have any good pics yet,, but we ordered 12 rhode red hens from the feed store,,, looks like maybe someone else ordered 3 roosters,,cause 3 of mine are getting the BIG thingy on head and chins,,

    what do i do ,, they are about 10 weeks old,,and i do not want firtle eggs this time around
    at what point do i need to separate, eat, sell, or keep the roosters away from my hens??
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Can you post pics of the 3 in question? Occasionally feed stores will get Roos on accident.

    Why dont you want fertile eggs??

    You can always keep the Roos in a seperate area of your coop. My Roo stays seperate at night and free ranges during the day while the ladies have an enclosed run for day and seperate pen for night.
  3. HBarker

    HBarker In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2008
    here we go ,, i can link ya to photobucket pics,,

    this ir the main 2 in question

    and tail feathers

    a pic of my coop for everyones opinions

    i did not want to see or have chance of firtil eggs ,, no way to find blood ,, or chicken in them that way ??
    i dont know im new,,
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Look like roos to me, but I don't know RIRs.
  5. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    look to be roos..
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They seem to be cockerels. And you cannot tell a fertile from an infertile egg, in general appearance or taste. Blood has nothing to do with fertilization, it's a burst blood vessel that causes an occasional blood spot. Even INfertile eggs can have those at times. You wont find a chick in an egg unless it's been incubating somehow. I eat fertile eggs all the time, they taste and look no different unless you look closely and see that the white spot on the yolk has a tiny white ring around it. And you have to really look close to see that.
  7. HBarker

    HBarker In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2008
    well i spose its really no big deal, cept took forever to even get the hens,,,,, paid extra for pre-sexed,.. hens..
    and 3 are roos,, i just may let them free range and make them there own coop for a while,,
    roosters are tougher than hens?
    they can protect themselves better?

    i spose firtile wouldnt hurt a thing then

    thanks for all thr great replies

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