Brand spanking new at this

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

  1. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

    11
    0
    12
    Aug 30, 2016
    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

    12,508
    3,436
    441
    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    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

    11
    0
    12
    Aug 30, 2016
    3 RIRs and 3 Plymouth rocks I think. We got them from a local chicken farmer. [​IMG]
     
  4. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

    11
    0
    12
    Aug 30, 2016
    [​IMG]. Ha ha - we had high hopes for "fresh eggs" anyway.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,869
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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

    84,740
    14,618
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You have a beautiful coop - Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  8. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

    11
    0
    12
    Aug 30, 2016
    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

    11
    0
    12
    Aug 30, 2016
    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 LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,821
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by