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Can't Keep Splash Silkie Roo*** UPDATED WITH PIC**

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 3GChicks, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. 3GChicks

    3GChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am extremely bummed, my husband and I are pretty sure that we have a rooster. We got our silkie chicks about a month ago and they were about 4 weeks old. Now they are 9 weeks old and my husband is pretty sure that the splash silkie is a roo. I am bummed because the splash is one of my favorites (they are all 3 my favorite, who am I kidding). Anyway the problem is that we cannot keep the rooster.

    There is no town ordinance about the chickens, but there is a noise ordinance and the rooster will definitely violate that. We also have a neighbor that complains about EVERYTHING, so I know she would definitely call the town and complain about the rooster. We cannot take him back to where we got him from. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for any advice or suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you?
     
  3. 3GChicks

    3GChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If I were just a little closer, I'd take him in a heartbeat. I miss my Silkie roo so much!
     
  5. 3GChicks

    3GChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Where are you located? My husband commutes to Reagan airport everyday for his job, we do not mind traveling to get him to a good home.
     
  6. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before you jump to conclusions, post pics of the chick on here. 9 weeks is normally way too young to sex a silkie. I have one that is 5 months old and if 'he' hadn't crowed the other day, I would swear it was a pullet. So, before you give away your favorite, make sure that it is in fact, a roo. Who knows, you just might have a bossy little pullet :)
     
  7. 3GChicks

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    Here it is,

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  8. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you please get a head on shot? That comb does look mighty developed for one so young :(
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldn't rehome a silkie at 9 weeks old.. It's too soon to tell for sure, and you would really regret it if it turned out to be a girl. He/she is very pretty.
     
  10. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

     

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