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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ebeller, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. ebeller

    ebeller Hatching

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    Hi there,

    I am a new back yard chicken owner, and raising six pullets via MyPetChicken.com, or so I thought. Turns out, one started crowing a few days ago, and three of them are looking suspiciously rooster-ish. What are your thoughts? Please help! http://thebellerchicks.shutterfly.com/pictures/191
     

  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    How old are they?
     
  3. speakup4kids

    speakup4kids Songster

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    I'm going to say that you have at least 2 roos there...maybe more. If you can keep them roosters are pretty cool to have! I can't legally have mine but I keep the quiet ones cause they have awesome personalities. It looks like you are going to have some gorgeous roosters!
     
  4. heksa

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    Yep, the two suspects of yours look very rooish to me. I got two very similar chicks. Are the somewhere between 10 to 12 weeks old?
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I see some roos in your pics too!
     
  6. ebeller

    ebeller Hatching

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    The chicks are almost 3 months old. Do you see more than two roos? This is so upsetting... We cannot keep roosters! Let me know which ones you suspect... Thanks.
     
  7. greenSearcher

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    Be sure to contact MPC if you ordered girls in the next few days, once you know who's a boy. If you ordered straight run chickens, you could very well have at least half of the chickens be roosters. If you qualify for a credit or refund, you need to contact MPC by 17 weeks.
     

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