Hello from AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Detniepl0x, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Detniepl0x

    Detniepl0x New Egg

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    I HACE TWO BABY ROOSTERS AS PETS. POSSIBLY THINKING ABOUT GETTING HENS. ANY ADVICE OF MY ROOSTERS WOULD BE AWESOME. NO IDEA WHAT KIND THEY ARE. [​IMG]
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the forum! :frow

    Adorable chicks! How do you know they are roosters?
     
  3. Detniepl0x

    Detniepl0x New Egg

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    Actually not sure lol. I got them as a gift and the guy who my friend got them from said he thinks they are. Any way to confirm?
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    At this age there is really no way to tell their genders. Wait until they grow some more, then post updated photos in the "what breed or gender is this" forum. :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Chicks can be sexed at birth by vent-sexing and some breeds can be identified through feather-sexing, so may be thats why you have been told their gender.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I would hold off on getting any more till you know what you have now. A rooster can handle ten hens, any less and they get damaged. Hens will lay just as many eggs without a rooster harassing them.
     
  7. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like you are keeping them for pets not eggs since the hens seem to be an after thought?

    You may actually find if you do have two roosters that they will get on a lot better and quite happily without any hens around. Once you add hens they may go from being friends to fighting it out to be head of the flock, often with quite nasty consequences. Unless you can add 15 or so hens you could quite possibly end up having to Rehome one rooster.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    You've already been given some good advice so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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