Barred Rock Roos??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vrock, May 30, 2012.

  1. vrock

    vrock In the Brooder

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    These are my 3 Barred Rock Beauties. I am pretty sure the 2 lite ones are Roosters. They are 9 weeks here and I heard one of them crowing this morning, not sure which one though. Interestingly, the dark one is the most unfriendly one! What do you think??

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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Songster

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    Yeah the two light ones are roosters. The dark one is a hen.
     
  3. brahmabreeder

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    Fooey I always forget this [​IMG]
     
  4. vrock

    vrock In the Brooder

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    Thanks :) Well now I have no idea what to do with 2 roosters. They are really tame because my kids and I have handled them since they were babies. I am hoping they stay friendly and don't get too protective of the ladies. Is there anyway to guarantee eggs don't get fertilized?
     
  5. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Songster

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    Only way is to not let the roosters near the hen, but you have a while before you have to worry bout that. Is there. Reason you don't want fertilized eggs. It makes no difference for eating.
     
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    Like Winkler said. Keep them separate. Try to find another home for the roosters. But then your hen will need a new friend.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Why would it matter if the eggs are fertile? They taste the same, and do not have chicks until they are incubated.

    Both lighter ones are roos. The girls are usually more skittish than the boys at this age. It will improve once she starts to lay.
     
  8. vrock

    vrock In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, I wasn't sure on if there were any differences once an egg is fertilized. Good to know! Thanks!

    I actually have 5 chicks 2 buff orpingtons too so if I did get rid of the roos my barred rock wouldn't be lonely. I don't think I will get rid of them unless they become mean and start attacking my kids. We had a rooster once who was MEAN and he wouldn't let us anywhere near the coop or his hens.
     
  9. brahmabreeder

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    I have ahd more than my fair share of mean roosters too.
     

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