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Buying Straight-Run turned out GREAT

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AlienChick, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So earlier this year I purchased an assortment of pullet chicks as well as straight-run Silkies, Polish, and d'Uccles.

    I waited patiently [​IMG] for ANY signs of roo from the straight-run guys. (I was hoping for one roo in each so I could possibly have babies.)

    To my delight the three d'Uccles turned out to be 2 hens and 1 rooster.

    The four Polish turned out to be 2 hens and 2 roosters.
    Then I waited, and waited, and waited for my three Silkies to show SOME sign. [​IMG] Just a "hint" would have been nice.

    Anyway, this morning I noticed that the larger of my three Silkies has got some definite comb development. Roo, right?

    If he turns out to be a roo, then I have 2 hens and 1 rooster.


    I'm HAPPY! [​IMG]
     
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
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  3. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did do well..
    I got 6 bantam BO and I think 4 are roos [​IMG] I don't want to breed them and was not particularly thrilled at getting the bantams and now I have 4... 4!!!
    My silkie and polish roos are all taken care of (going to a nice lady who runs a petting zoo)... I do think that 3 of my 5 polish are roos, but NO clue on the silkies.

    I now have to find out what to do with 4 bantam roos...

    Glad you did well [​IMG] Maybe I will let you get mine for me next time [​IMG]
     
  4. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great news! I have never bought straight run, but I did let a broody hen hatch 7 eggs recently, now I'm afraid [​IMG] of what I'm gonna get!
     

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