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Bought three chicks that we were told were hens--but it didn't turn out that way....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Meredith_in_France, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Meredith_in_France

    Meredith_in_France Out Of The Brooder

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Chickpea is a beauty. time for more hens. [​IMG]
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, beautiful chickens! I agree, arrange for some chicken math to logic yourself into more hens [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chickpea is adorable - I admit to a certain love for anything bantam Roos - and he certainly does need a few ladies of his own. :)
     
  5. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickpea and your Brahmas are beautiful! I now have 24 chickens because 2 of the pullet chicks turned out to be the kind that will never lay any eggs. A coop and pen has now turned into 2 pens and a divided coop, each roo has his own space and flock of hens. So sweet Chickpea likes to be picked up.
     
  6. Meredith_in_France

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    Thanks, everyone. Yes, I need to get a hen or two for Chickpea!
     
  7. Meredith_in_France

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    I think the moral of the story is, if you want to be sure you're getting a hen and not a rooster, you have to wait to buy the chickens until their older.
    My idea of getting chicks was to hand rear them as I enjoy the interaction with pets and I've had some very smart chickens.
    Next time I'll just buy and older bird!
     
  8. Meredith_in_France

    Meredith_in_France Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops, I should have written until THEY are older.
     
  9. Meredith_in_France

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    I'll buy an older bird. Gosh, I'm getting old and sloppy. Sorry everyone.
     
  10. oh no! I know how that is!
     

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