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Can anyone help me guess this little rooster's age?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Beth0202, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Beth0202

    Beth0202 In the Brooder

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    I just got this little barred rock roo at a feed store 2 days ago but they couldn't tell me how old he is? He seems really nicely feathered but he's so small.. having to keep him separated from my big girls right now because they bully the poor little guy!
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    here are a couple pics of my 18 week old BR girl for comparison
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I'd say that he is 7-9 weeks old.
     
  3. Beth0202

    Beth0202 In the Brooder

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    Okay thanks! I was almost worried I had a bantam rooster!
     
  4. dmpllck

    dmpllck In the Brooder

    Looks like mine I would guess about 8 weeks....
     
  5. Beth0202

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    Okay thanks for your responses! Now does anyone have any advice on how to get the big girls used to him? Right now he is in their coop but separated with a smaller cage. They even try to peck him through the cage.. Is it just gonna take some more time?
     
  6. Beth0202

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    Anyone?
     
  7. katelk

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    Someone with more experience could offer more help, but I imagine that once the size difference evens out it will help a lot. He is still young. Try wedging a chunk of cabbage in the wire of the cage so they can peck at it together. It will be something they can safely and happily do together to begin to bond.
     
  8. chickita12

    chickita12 Chirping

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    Oh wow...That ia a pretty rooster! I donĀ“t have that much experience with roosters either but I agree with Katelk!Good Luck![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
  9. Beth0202

    Beth0202 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I will try that :)
     
  10. buttercup95

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    you definitely want to wait until the size difference evens out it just makes it too easy for them to get killed.
     

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