3 Weeks Old.. Any Roo's ??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tha5150, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. tha5150

    tha5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our newest addition, we also have 4 older 6 month olds that we just found out 2 of them are Roosters.. Hoping these 5 are Hens.. Please let us know. They will be 3 weeks tomorrow. We have a 35x55 pen in the garage and plan on moving this into the larger outdoor run in 2 more weeks or so; obviously assuming they are feathered. We will then let these chics play in the coop and run while the older ones free range for the day. One of them, Sugar, just started to lay eggs so we will try to put the little ones back in the pen during the time of day she will lay eggs. It will be rough in the beginning but after 2 weeks, we hope to introduce them and also hope all goes well the first introduction.

    Let me know if you need better pictures to identify roo or not.

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    Buttercup
    Dolly
    Silverado
    Vixie


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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby and Butterrcup look like they could be buff orp's or sexlinks of some sort. Dolly looks like a RIR and the other two look like EE <3
     
  3. tha5150

    tha5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your correct, both Buff Orps.. RIR and 2 Americana's.

    We are hoping non are Roo's !! ????
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I understand it, you may need to wait a few more weeks before being able to tell.
     
  5. Dracana

    Dracana Out Of The Brooder

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    They all look like pullets to me.
     
  6. tha5150

    tha5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both Americana's... Darker one has a tail going straight up. Not a roo? This is the only one we are questioning at this point.

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  7. tha5150

    tha5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We let them all out today for the first time. Put up this temp area for them to play next to the older ones. There was a lot of interest in the beginning and then they left the area. Stella, as usual, wants to be right next to them

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  8. tha5150

    tha5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  9. Lelilamom

    Lelilamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like all pullets to me. Nice mixture.
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    If all your chicks' combs remain that pale yellowish hue, you're in luck. The second you see one of those combs start looking more pink than pale yellow, you're in trouble. Of course, by sixteen weeks or thereabouts, the combs will turn red because they will be near point of lay.

    Exposing the chicks to the adult flock is an excellent idea. After a week of that, you could establish a 'panic room" by opening up 5x7" portals in the fence in several places so the chicks can go out, mingle with the flock and return to safety when they feel the need. By age five weeks, they will have fully integrated into your flock and they can then safely move into the coop.
     

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