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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newbiewchickens, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    For the first time we bought 6 young six week old chickens back in June so we could have farm fresh eggs. They free range and we're thrilled that our 2 cats and 1 large dog allow them to roam around without being chased or bothered. However, I'm afraid we actually have 5 roosters and 1 hen!! When I figure out how to post pics, I will ask y'all!
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Congratulations on your new flock, and [​IMG]! I think you need to have at least 10 posts to upload pictures.

    Hope you don't have 5 cockerels! What kind are they?
     
  3. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    3 RIRs and 3 Plymouth rocks I think. We got them from a local chicken farmer. [​IMG]
     
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    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]. Ha ha - we had high hopes for "fresh eggs" anyway.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined our poultry patch. It's great having you aboard!
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    5 roosters... that would be pretty bad luck! For help with determining gender... start a new topic in the "What Breed or Gender is This?" forum, and add a clear photo of each bird to your post. As far as your photo up above... the two in the front are definitely cockerels, I can't tell about the third in the back.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You have a beautiful coop - Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  8. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    Thank you - I'll do that with some new pics. The local chicken farmer indicated he would trade in the roosters for hens if he didn't sex them right for us, but I don't know how that will work out now that they're 4 months old. I did read a post or two somewhere about introducing new chickens into the flock --- keeping them separated for at least a week, then let the new ones out first to free range, then allow the established ones out to join them. I may keep one rooster to look over our small flock. We'll see.
    Pretty darned disappointed about this -- we really wanted some farm fresh eggs.
     
  9. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    Thank you -- I copied from a pic I saw online of someone else's coop! And I'm glad to be here to learn about this new experience. :)
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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