Hello Everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hawkly88, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Hawkly88

    Hawkly88 Out Of The Brooder

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    My name is Kelly and I am very new to this hobby of raising chickens. I have had my chicks for only 19 weeks. I have 8 golden comet pullets and I have 7 gold-laced wyndottes (I am not sure which are hens or which are roosters) But I do know that I think I have too many roosters at this time for the amount of hens that I have. (Like I said I am new)
    I found this site by doing some searches about some medical issues that I have with one of my comet girls. So I thought I would join this site seems to be pretty knowledgeable and hopefully helpful.
    As far as me. I live alone on a three acre lot but I have 19 acres for my 2 horses. The chickens are with me on my lot. I own 2 cats, 2 parrots and I have an aquarium. So I guess my children are my animals. I have two jobs. One I am the Transportation Coordinator for an ARC and the second job I am an Animal Cruelty Investigator.
    Again I am glad to meet everyone and I want to apologize up front about some of my silly questions that I may have in the future. Can't wait to chat with some of you
     
  2. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome!! Have your hens started laying ? If you post pictures this community can give you their opinion if hens or roosters.
     
  3. Hawkly88

    Hawkly88 Out Of The Brooder

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    No they haven't started laying yet but patiently waiting. I will do the picture idea, I will post some pictures in a few days
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] you could put separate photos of your "suspicious" birds on "what gender or breed is this." thread. They are old enough where it should be fairly obvious in most breeds. The clear the photo the better - closeups of face (showing comb/wattle development) and side view of bird so the feathering pattern can be seen.

    Generally young roos(cockerels) display a larger red comb, and wattles while the girls will have pinkish combs till they approach "point of lay."
     
  5. salkxsj

    salkxsj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and you have your hands full. hope they start laying soon.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Hawkly88, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Sounds like you have a busy yet fulfilling life with your birds and horses! Good luck to you!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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