Hi all, I'm not sure where to post this....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by veronica2368, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. veronica2368

    veronica2368 In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2007
    newville pa
    Hi all, I have never posted in here like this, but I got some lovely "pullets" a few months ago, and it turns out, suprise suprise, that I think I have one for sure, maybe 2 roosters. One is a lovely barred rock...curvy tail feathers, he is also getting big, and has hackle feathers making an appearance. The other is a possible RIR roo....a little slower on the testosterone making itself known...but I am seeing some tail feathers that are curving a little bit and there are some with hints of dark green.
    They are lovely birds, but my chickens live in a run, and 2 of my girls are 8 years old and I do not want to subject them to being jumped by a rooster.....not at hteir age....they have had a peaceful life.....I also don't want them to live with the hens in run where they can jump them all day...we can't free range, so I don't think it would be fair to the girls.
    So....I need to find a nice home for these boys....I live in central pa...near harrisburg and carlisle.
    Thanks very much,

  2. crittersitter

    crittersitter Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    Westchester County,NY
    If you go back to the index and post this in the for sale section, you will get more responses. You could also try rehoming them on craigslist.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Don't be too fast to re-home the RIR. I learned the pullets have beetle black/green feathers in their tail, and they do have a bit of a comb. If I hadn't read up on the breed, I would have thought mine was turning into a cockerel. She's not. [​IMG]

    Is yours crowing? That would show up long before you should expect eggs. That's always the most reliable test, IMHO.
  4. veronica2368

    veronica2368 In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2007
    newville pa
    well, theres no crowing yet, I'm trying to keep an eye on the hackle feathers.....I did have a RIR that passed away last year at the age of seven...and she had a big comb too...and so do my buff orps...so I will watch and see... we think they are about 20 weeks old...roughly..no crowing at all....the BR is definitely a roo...I've never see a hen with those curvy tail feathers. lol
  5. dee88

    dee88 Chirping

    Jun 26, 2010
    If hens, they'll start laying soon, if roosters, they'll crow!!! 20 weeks is about the time they start doing something! Give it some time.
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    As an alternative, if you really like these two cockerels, you could make them a bachelor pad. Roosters aren't fussy about their housing.

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