Hens turning into ROOs ***Pic Added***

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lovable Chicks, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Songster

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    I purchased 22 peeps between April and May. 7 were from a feed store and all was to be pullets...well one turned out to be a roo. A lovely mahogany EE...found him a home with family. The rest were purchased from a feed store and I felt so sad for there living conditions that I snatched some up. I got 6 when they were real young and got a golden phoenix roo which I found him the best home with a fellow chicken lover, She wants my 2 hens too. Well today I had another 'hen' crow. For the last month or so me and DH was wondering on her, really looked like a roo but was told over and over it was a hen. Well guess they were wrong so now need to find MR Dolly a new home. He is a lovely EE too with COLOR!! Very pretty. Never crowed till today and he is 17 weeks. I live right in town and cant have roos but some of these hens can be worse with there "laying" song.

    Thanks for letting me share my roo story!
     
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  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

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    Bummer! But at least he will go somewhere good thanks to you!

    It happens to us all, btw, this year I got at least 11 roo's from my feed store chikcks that were supposedly sexed at the hatchery. [​IMG] AND I suspect more in the making!
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    Yes, some hatches are bad too. I had 9 out of 11 chicks that turned out to be roos.........

    Sandie
     
  4. ninjascrub69

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    sometimes if you only keep hens the dominant hen will stop laying and start crowing
     
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Can you post pictures of the bird?
     
  6. Quailbuddy

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    Quote:wow really thats kinda of neat but why?
     
  7. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Songster

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    Quote:wow really thats kinda of neat but why?

    im not sure why but it happens alot
     

  8. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Songster

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    Here is MR Dolly....

    [​IMG]
     
  9. conroy

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    He is BEAUTIFUL!!
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yeah, unfortunately they can't guarantee 100% that their sexing of chicks will be correct. I think the percentage is between 80-90% with large breed birds depending on the skill of the sexer.
     

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