A wobbly start!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sarahmacdougall, May 16, 2016.

  1. sarahmacdougall

    sarahmacdougall New Egg

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    Hello

    I'm a new chicken keeper from NZ. I've built a slightly rickety but warm chicken coop and now we have four lovely 'chickens' to wander around the garden with us. I've been trawling through pictures of roosters and hens as I think my first flock of chickens are at least 50% roosters! I got them at about 10 weeks and have had them for a month. The kids will be so sad to have to get rid of the roosters if they are roosters! We have two barred plymouth rock and two orpingtons.

    Okay, bye!
    sarah
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! It's a sad thing when our much loved chickens turn out to be roosters and we have to rehome them.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Sarah

    Glad you could join the flock! What a shame your birds could be Roos. I'm afraid it's the downside of buying them young and unsexed. I see you have posted in the what breed gender section, I'm sure members there will be able to help you.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. MBurt28

    MBurt28 New Egg

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    Hi Sarah,

    I'm new to this also and only found out a couple of weeks ago that one of my young hens was a rooster. The crowing in the early morning was a dead giveaway!! Luckily after a week of searching, I found a local farmer with 100 acres and 65 hens who was happy to give him a home. I'm sure with 65 hens to keep him amused, he hasn't given me a second a thought [​IMG]. I reckon he's pretty happy!!

    Maria
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Sarah and welcome. Sorry about your potential roos.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.



    All the best
    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please do post photos at "what breed or gender is this." Since your children are involved, I think you should get expert opinions before rehoming them
     
  7. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    :welcome and x2
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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