Baby Wilkie rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by too many roos, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. too many roos

    too many roos Just Hatched

    Apr 19, 2017
    Hi my name is Amanda this is the 2nd year I've bought chickens. Last year we got 6 silkies and 4 were roosters. Out of those we were only able to keep 2. Now I just got 3 more silkies and some others pullets. Unfortunately 1 Wilkie is definitely a male, I can already tell at 3 weeks old. So if anyone wants a free rooster or knows someone that would be great. I am thinking to either get rid of the baby rooster or my older one, he is about a year old now and doesn't get along with our more docile rooster. I live in Fulton county new York, any help would be appreciated.
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Amanda [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry to hear about your too many roos situation.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread where someone might be able to assist you with the rehoming; may be looking for a rooster themselves or knowing someone who is: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Alternatively, BYC does have a Buy, Sell, Trade Forum but you do need to have contributed at least 20 BYC posts before you can participate:

    Lastly, there is the Silkie Thread:

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, too many roos, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Looks like Teila gave you a ton of great research links so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. People often get roosters just because they keep buying very young chicks.

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