Chickens driving me nuts....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by porkchop48, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Malta, OH
    we are going to do some butchering next weekend ( we did 13 this weekend).

    I have for sure 6 roosters that are going to be going to freezer camp. I for the life of me can not figure out who else is a rooster or who is just a hen with a big comb. I am driving myself nuts staring at them for hours upon hours trying to figure it out.

    There is two main roosters who I am guessing are the top dogs. They were very very easy to pick out... The rest... Not so much.

    Short of sitting in the coop all darn day and seeing who is laying... How do I figure out who is who? Can I take pics of them and poast 40 some pics and have you guys guess?

    I have 4-5 buffs that I absolutely love but I have yet to every see one in a next box.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I'd break your pics down into groups. Fourty pics is alot to go through at once [​IMG]
  3. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Have you checked out their saddle feathers?? Any with longish, pointy feathers at the base of their tail(where the tail meets the back) are roosters, if that helps any. I take it these are younger chickens?
  5. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Malta, OH
    Quote:Looks like i will be taking some pics tomorrow.... I swear i wont take 40 of them :)

    I have no idea how old these bird are. They were a "rescued flock" that I working on getting feathered up and fat so eventually they can go in the freezer. But some of the roosters I would like to take out now to give the girls a break.
  6. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    i might be able to tell if you post some pics
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Post away...try 5-6 at a time [​IMG] I'll take a guess for ya!

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