Hi, I'm Marty and I am brand new to raising chickens. I have five chickens that are 10 weeks old.

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  1. Marty chicken girl

    Marty chicken girl In the Brooder

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    Hi, I'm Marty and I am brand new to raising chickens. I have five chickens who are 10 weeks old - one Easter Egger, one Buff Orpington, one Buckeye, and two Welsummers. My son built a beautiful coop and my husband built a run that is secure on the top, bottom and sides. We live in Colorado Springs, and the chickens are just a fun project in our retirement. The flock is getting along wonderfully and we think that chickens are the most fun we have had in a while! Our only problem at the moment is that one of the Welsummers appears to be a rooster. I will post something about that in another thread.
     

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  2. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    :welcome So glad you are enjoying your chicken experience. There are so many knowledgable folks here so they can help you identify the sex of your Welsummer. I'm not there yet, but I'll say that does look like a lot of comb and wattles.
     
  3. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you enjoy your time here I know I have very knowledgeable people here!
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    I have to go with cockeral
     
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    Hello Marty and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Chickens are SO much fun to keep. I hope yours bring you the greatest of joy!

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    It is great to have you here!

    Does he crow yet?

    Coloring does suggests a rooster
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I think cockerel too- you can post photo at "what breed or gender is this," and the good folks there will sort it out for you. Please mention age, when doing so. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
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  10. Flamens Farm

    Flamens Farm Songster

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