Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KimmieK, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. KimmieK

    KimmieK New Egg

    Aug 29, 2010
    Hey everyone - I'm a newbie to the BYC site and also to raising chickens. I have 3 barred rocks, 3 RIR, and 2 Buff Orpingtons. Got my first 4 eggs this week, I believe they are all from the same chicken, one of my barred rocks named Flo. She's the only one I've seen sitting in the nests.
    I would like to know at what age a rooster starts developing spurs. I don't think I have any roos, but cannot be 100% sure.
    Anyway, nice to meet everyone. I'll try to post pictures as soon as I figure out how.
  2. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    you post pics by clicking on uploads clicking browse and then choosing your pic click sumbmit and then it will take a few miniutes and then copy the image one and paste it on to the page where you want it
  3. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    I love my Buff Orpingtons! [​IMG]
    My oldest roosters are almost 6 months old. Their spurs are just now growing (less than 1/2 inch). Spurs aren't the sure way to identify gender...hens can have them too. If you post pics, the kind BYC people here can help. Combs are usually the first thing you can distinguish (not always) in a rooster.
  4. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    i love the orps too they are so pretty and fluffy i just got some lavenders they are so pretty and i want the chocolate or brown ones
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome to BYC!! I am a big fan of Barred Rocks!!
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Hello from Tucson, AZ [​IMG]

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