always standing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lewishe, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. lewishe

    lewishe Out Of The Brooder

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    Ijust got a new batch of chicks from Coastal (supposedly all girls) they are 1 wekk old. One of the Califorina Greys is always standing, as if watching over the rest of the flock. Do roos start this behavior as early as a week old? Please say it ain't so. I can't have roos and the last batch (home hatched) broke my heart to have to rehome. So I got these that are already supposed to be sexed.
    Any encouragement out there?[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    When they sex them there is a 90% chance of them being correct with pullets.

    So, yes I have often identified roos that early via behavior when I see it. But to hear about a behavior is different: I would never tell you that it is a roo.
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I would not attribute this behavior to the chick being a roo. It is just too early to tell. Wait a couple of weeks and post a pic, other BYCers will give you their best guesses. [​IMG]
     
  4. lewishe

    lewishe Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I'll be patient:D
     

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