are these roos or hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickadde, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if my chicks are possibly roos. They are 12 weeks old now.
     
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  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Both are roosters.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yup.
     
  4. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    But when do they start crowing? They are 12 weeks old and I already have a rooster. I'm bummed now my hen was a brooder on four eggs and only two hatched, and here they are! Thanks for your help.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The roosters I've had have usually crowed around 16-17 weeks. However when at one point I had 4 roosters from a straight run, only one of them crowed. The other three, who were lower in the pecking order, were completely silent. It is possible since you have a mature rooster who crows, that these new guys won't crow for awhile.
     
  6. chickadde

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    Oh thats sad I was really hoping to add more hens to my hen house. I will miss these roosters when they go. This means their names will change also. The white one I have been calling Daisy Mae and the other was Iris after IRS because they were hatched on tax day April 15th.
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, so sorry they're roosters. They sure are pretty! Don'tcha wish you could keep them all? I sure do. Having the same dilemma myself. I've got a nice Barred Olive Egger rooster, and then I've got a young Lavender Orpington roo that I hatched. He's still a cockerel (baby) now, but I really want to keep both. I know I'll have to choose between the two. My flock isn't very large, so I don't want them fighting......

    Such a bummer.......
     
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    Quote:This is where chicken math comes in handy. Just add some more girls!
     
  9. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey now thats a great idea!!!!I only have three hens that are 2 to 3 years old and one barred rock that is 12 weeks old and hopefully she is a hen. I also have a white crested polish hen that is 12 weeks also. Maybe I should post a picture of them. Thanks for all your help.
     
  10. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    You've got two boys there
     

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