How many roosters do I have???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by barbarella5000, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. barbarella5000

    barbarella5000 New Egg

    Oct 27, 2013
    I got 7 baby chicks when they were 1 week old. They are all now a little more than 4 weeks old. I know I have two roosters because of their comb and tail feathers. Oh, and plus they have a roo off every morning! This morning I went out and 5 of them were rooing! I have two Easter Eggers and although they have beautiful tails, they have little to no combs and were rooing as loud as they could. Is it possible that a young female will roo?? (when they make such a fuss we run out with food to keep them quiet) Help!! I love my babies but risk losing the whole flock because of all of this noise...
  2. I spot 2 cockerels for sure. The BR & the EE/Americauna.

    You would need to include all 7 to figure out how many. Roosters are great.

    Wish ya the best.
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    every bird in the second picture is a rooster
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    At this age, any bird that's crowing is male.

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