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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmerellen1962, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. farmerellen1962

    farmerellen1962 New Egg

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    Hello!

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    I have been raising chickens for two and a half years now. I have eight mature hens who are my children's pets and we eat their eggs. I have been raising heavy breed baby chicks from the McMurray hatchery. I have 30 new young birds. They are eight weeks old. I want to sell the hens and keep five new hens for my own egg production and then eat the roosters. I need help sexing my birds. I found this forum very helpful when looking for photos of young birds! I am a Mother of two children and live in Berkeley, California. Thank you for all your future help!

    My breeds are Barred rocks / Partridge rocks/ Buff orphington/ black giant / Dark cornish

    I will put up photos shortly!
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
     
  4. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi farmerellen and welcome to BYC
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    ghillie Hen Pecked

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    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from the SF Bay Area. [​IMG] My method of determining sex is this: when it crows, it's a rooster, when it lays an egg, it's a hen.
     
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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome from Minn.!
     

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