Easter Egger Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dmaldet, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have posted this one before but we just keep praying it will still turn out NOT to be a rooster. Anyways almost 9 weeks. [​IMG]
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel.
     
  3. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew it wouldn't change but can blame a girl for wishing. These poor grandkids all picked the roosters as their favorites. [​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, cockerel.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, cockerel. I've raised a few of EE, they have pea combs & I've noticed (not a science) 3 rows = cockerel along with the red while single row = pullet Cockerels are ALWAYS the favorite, I've been disappointed way to many times :(
     
  7. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two olive Eggers. One w a single comb. Maybe I will get one hen. It's been such a bummer w so many roosters. Having trouble rehoming them. What do you do with your Easter egger roosters?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Most of mine become dinner. Sometimes I manage to give away or trade one. But mostly, we eat them.
     
  9. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do you butcher?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Between 12 and 16 weeks. It depends on how quickly they grow and how rowdy they are. I do selectively breed for large birds that mature and develop quickly, though. Most dress out to about 3 to 4 pounds, regardless of when we process.
     

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