Backyard Flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jwalker1981, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. jwalker1981

    jwalker1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, thanks for any tips, tricks, etc... New chicken owner I've got a small flock of 6. Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex, Sicilian Buttercup, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red & Black Australorp. They are almost 2 months now and doing great in our backyard. [​IMG]
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Looks like the barred rock is a cockerel (and the rest are pullets). They are very nice looking!
     
  3. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC,
    You've come to the right place.
    If you have any specific questions be sure to ask because that is what BYC is all about.
    Since you are new here be sure to check out the learning center, They have loads of information that I am sure you'll enjoy.
    Good Luck!
    And...[​IMG]
     
  4. jwalker1981

    jwalker1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I hate to think that but I am starting to realize that the Barred Rock isn't a hen and perhaps a Cockerel and I won't be able to keep him if that's the case...:(
     
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  5. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Aw, sorry. He has such a big comb and thick legs he looks like a cockerel. Hope he is just a really early developing pullet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    I found this pic on google, showing male vs female barred rocks at about that age. Yours looks very male like [​IMG]

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  7. jwalker1981

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    Perhaps I'll try a no crow collar.... He's a really pretty bird and it would be nice to have a rooster to safeguard the hens. Can you still eat fertilized eggs?
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Fertilized eggs are fine to eat. Roosters are good at letting hens know there is danger present, but, very few of them actually "protect" the hen from any serious danger. And roosters that actually do stand up to any true danger usually sacrafice themselves.

    But, my real reason for posting is to warn you that there are at least two members of this site have reported that their roosters died while they tried keeping them quiet with a no crow collar. I thought you might like to know......
     
  9. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Yup you can eat them, nothing even starts developing in them unless they are over 90 degrees for over 24 hours (maybe 36 actually, I forget) [​IMG]
     
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a beautiful flock. Thanks for posting the pic. :eek:) X2 on enola and Lozuufy; enjoy eating those eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     

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