Hoping we don't have 3 roosters now

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Everett, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Everett

    Everett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started on our chicken adventure with 3 light brahma chicks almost 6 years ago. One turned out to be a rooster, and we managed to keep him thanks to very tolerant neighbors. We lost a hen last winter, and replaced her with two grown Buff Orpingtons. One of the new hens went broody, and we popped a couple of the other hen's eggs under her. Four months have passed, and it looks like two of the chicks are roosters. (Having trouble posting a picture)
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Once you post pictures, I'll be able to help. I think that you have to have made ten posts before you can post a photo.
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are some great tabs regarding meat production and how to do the deed if your chicks are roosters.

    I know some people don't like the idea of Freezer camp but it might be a good solution to your possible rooster issue. Just be sure you name them appropriately like Crisco and Peanut Oil, Or KFC and Popeyes. It is not as bad as it sounds and it tastes much better than the frozen chickens you get from the Grocery store!

    There are folks here for and against and which ever way you decide to go if your chicks are indeed male there is no judgement.

    Caroline
     
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  5. Everett

    Everett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are pretty attached to these chickens as pets. We would even create separate bachelor quarters if necessary. :)
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. Everett

    Everett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link. I think my setup at work might be better. I'll try to post some pictures on Monday. In the meantime, the only one crowing is our old rooster, Maynard.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. All Henned Up

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    Welcome and enjoy!
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