Chrowing Chickens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gohappy, May 24, 2018.

  1. Almond Joy is a Rooster

    92.3%
  2. Comet is a Rooster

    69.2%
  3. Baby is a Rooster

    61.5%
  4. Almond Joy is a Chicken

    7.7%
  5. Comet is a Chicken

    15.4%
  6. Baby is a Chicken

    7.7%
  7. Need to wait and see for Almond Joy

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  8. Need to wait and see for Comet

    15.4%
  9. Need to wait and see for Baby

    23.1%
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  1. gohappy

    gohappy Chirping

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    We bought five chicks from our local hardware store 9 weeks ago (straight run). Last week three of them started crowing. Almond Joy is a Rhode Island Red, Comet is a Barred Rock, and Baby (the brown one with small comb and waddle) is . . well don't know. At the hardware store the manager did not even know what kinds of breeds they had in stock. So we had to search the Internet and found out about the other two.

    Comet so far is staying away from the others most of the time and keeping watch.
    Almond Joy so far is asserting dominance, but nothing too ruff.
    Baby was the runt and still is. She/He had swaddle leg when we bought her/him but we where able to fix that. Baby does pick fights from time to time.

    We live in a town where no roosters are aloud. So the crowing chickens are in the house at night till we find out if they are male or female (since I've read that some chickens will crow). So far all three only crow between 6:30-7:00 A.M.
     

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  2. shepherd6567

    shepherd6567 Songster

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    Think you got a straight run of roosters.
     
  3. Lifeiseasy

    Lifeiseasy Songster

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    I don’t think Almond Joy is an RIR. I don’t know much about other breeds but I own six RIRs and none of them have that coloring. Hopefully someone can tell you what Almond Joy and Baby are.
     
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  4. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    X2
     
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  5. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    Those are cockerels, I do not see any RIRs, hens can crow but that usually only happens once they get extremely old and stop laying. I think a hormone imbalance is what causes hens to crow, it can also cause hens to grow rooster feathers.
    A female chicken under one year is a Pullet
    A male chicken under one year is a Cockerel
    A female chicken over one year is a Hen
    A male chicken over one year is a Rooster
    Female chickens are either Hens or Pullets, not "chickens"
    Both female and male chickens are Chickens. All of the birds in these pictures are chickens.
     
  6. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    The chicken behind this red one looks like it could be a pullet, I can not see its face clearly though.
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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager 7 Years

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    X2! If they crow at that age the are males.

    find a home for them
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Sorry they all turned out to be cockerels. I've heard of folks keeping them in a bachelor pad - as long as no females are around, they can get along peacefully.
     
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  9. gohappy

    gohappy Chirping

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    The one behind baby is our Dark Brahma "Big Mama". Shes not in question at this time :)

     
  10. gohappy

    gohappy Chirping

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    So what breed do you think" Almond Joy is?"

     

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