Help!!!!! Please!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bathchickengirl, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. bathchickengirl

    bathchickengirl In the Brooder

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    I have 5 girls- 15 weeks old. None are laying yet. They were perfect ladies and a week ago before we left for a week beach vacation. My dad took over the feeding while we were gone. This morning I let them out into their pen and they are all of a sudden very LOUD! One in particular- she is a Cochin. I have always noticed that contrary to reviews I have read about them that she has been rather bossy- almost a bully to the other girls. Now she is making this awful noise! I think that my neighbors are going to freak out!!! It is not an ack or a buk sound!!! Here is link to video!


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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    That looks like a rooster, but a closer picture would help.
     
  3. BigECarter

    BigECarter Songster

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    In the video, he/she is crowing. I have read that if there are no roosters, dominate hens will sometimes crow.
     
  4. lilliesanchicks

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    That is a rooster.
     
  5. bathchickengirl

    bathchickengirl In the Brooder

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    Yep- I think that I agree. I totally got a rooster. I am so bummed. I am a backyard chicken farmer and have no experience doing this. I went to Meyer Hatchery because I trusted them and their good reputation. What do I do now?? Can I take it back? Will they exchange it for another female pullet? I am scared to put it on Craigslist for fear that it will land in the wrong hands. For now it is residing in my attached garage (not a good solution as he can still be heard outside). Advice?
     
  6. lilliesanchicks

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    If you have a white cochin hen you can sell the rooster with it as a pair to help insure someone wants it for a pet and not food.
    Is it bantam or large fowl?
     
  7. bathchickengirl

    bathchickengirl In the Brooder

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    Large fowl and no girl : (. Just a lone rooster.
     
  8. I giggled a little when you jumped but that is exactly what I said when he tried to crow. Can you have roos where you live?
     
  9. bathchickengirl

    bathchickengirl In the Brooder

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    I know! I was completely floored!!! We didn't get in until midnight last night and at 6am this is what I woke to find!
     
  10. nfitzgeraldRN

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    Ohh, its so cute! Hes crowing! Maybe not cute for you since you it sounds like that may be bad news. Nothing wrong she is just a he... Sorry![​IMG]
     
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