HELP, I'm a Newbie and I Think I Have Too Many Roosters!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jitterin, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. jitterin

    jitterin New Egg

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    I bought 5 chicks, straight run, back in March. I thought I was lucky to have 1 rooster and 4 hens. NOT SO MUCH!
    I'm posting their pictures below. My friend, who has raised chickens his whole life, told me I have 5 roos. I'm in denial but I think he's right. ugh!

    Her are their pictures: I have 2 Rhode Island Reds, a Barnevelder, a Beilefelder, and an EE. All are the same age.

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    Probably a roo though! I just read another post and realized it's a roo.


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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sorry, all are cockerels.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Agree with Sourland. All boys. Love the Beilefelder. He's a beautiful bird!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Sourland also - so sorry
     
  5. jitterin

    jitterin New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! Now, onto the next question. My chickens free range and seem to group together. Is the saying true that you should only have one rooster? I guess I could keep them fenced away from each other.

    Ugh! What to do?!
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    If you don't have any females, they don't have anything to fight over... As long as they're getting along, just leave them be.
     
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  7. jitterin

    jitterin New Egg

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    I do have bantam hen's. They started fighting over them this week. I'll just separate them. They're so beautiful and they all are sweet with excellent personalities.
     

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