Absolutly love chickens, but am a bit concerned...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wbarley, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. wbarley

    wbarley Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been raising 5 chicks with my 7 and 5 year old daughters for close to 3 months now and prior to that built a very fun chicken coop, but now that my chickens are older I am concerned that two of the 5 might be roosters. They are both bigger and look different then their sisters. All are very friendly, but I don't think my neighborhood will allow roosters.

    Can anyone please take a look at the photo's below and tell me whether or not these two are males?

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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Both are cockerels (roosters under a year).

    Sorry.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep both are roosters. I've had males in both breeds before. Welcome to BYC by the way!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above, sorry!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us. I'm afraid I'll have to register another vote for cockerels. Good luck to you!
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG]And [​IMG] Glad you joined the forum!!

    Both Male.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry, but they look like cockerels to me too.
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Hope you can find good homes for those pretty boys
     
  10. wbarley

    wbarley Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, thanks for all the feedback. At least now I know. I will find them a good home. The question is where can I get 3 month old female replacements? My "flock" will be cut in half. Btw - love the sight. I am raising chickens in San Diego and I am loving it outside of this issue.
     

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