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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leslie T, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Leslie T

    Leslie T In the Brooder

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    We have had chickens for about 6 years now. These have been Hens for egg laying that we have gotten here and there on Craigslist. We have had Barred Plymouth Rock, Black Australorp, Wyandottes, Americana and few others or mixes. This year I got some chickens to raise for meat and it has been an experience. I had ordered 38 from a local hatchery but ended up with 52! Got just a few Turkens mostly I got White plymouth Rock and Black astralorps... mostly cockerels since most of them were for meat. ... I thought the boys would crow at 16 or more weeks... wrong! Some were crowing at 9 weeks and not most are crowing and they are 12 weeks. Well I am learning anyway.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Leslie, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your flock. The earliest I have had cockerels crow was around 3 weeks old - the oldest around 9 months old.
     
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens cockerels mature at different ages obviously these are early :rant:jumpy
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Leslie, it's very nice to meet you. :frow
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

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    Best wishes

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  7. Leslie T

    Leslie T In the Brooder

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    It's nice to be here, I should have mentioned. I am planning on having 1 rooster and some girls, hoping they will raise some eggs from time to time for meat. I have some Hens and 2 Cockerels (Speckled Sussex) coming late in August. I am planning on building a Rooster night box so The early morning crowing wont bother the neighbors. I just love one of Turken Roosters and I might try to keep him too.
     
  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Good luck with the night box :fl
     
  9. Leslie T

    Leslie T In the Brooder

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    thanks!
     
  10. Leslie T

    Leslie T In the Brooder

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    I have a few ideas for the box... I am a Heating and Air Conditioning Service Tech by trade so I am applying some of what I know from that field. I also have access to some materials. I think I can make it work and have good air flow in the box without letting too much sound out of the box.
     

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