How many roosters does it take...(Pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BTufts, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. BTufts

    BTufts In the Brooder

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    I picked up these guys from a client at work. I think I may have picked a bunch of roosters! I'm fairly certain that chicken no. 3 is a hen but the other 3 look like boys. [​IMG] Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Chick 1 (almost positive this guy is a roo, he is huge!)
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    Chick 2
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    Chick 3 (think this one may be a hen *I hope!*)
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    Chick 4
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  2. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Songster

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    I'm no expert, but I am going to say 1, 2 and 4 are roos and 3 is a hen.
     
  3. wingnuts

    wingnuts In the Brooder

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    I think your guesses are right. Looks like you've got 3 boys and a girl! [​IMG] They are pretty though. :)
     
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

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    I think you're right.
     
  5. BTufts

    BTufts In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Not what I wanted to hear! But that is more or less what I was thinking too.

    Now what do I do with extra roosters?? I hope this doesn't sound awful.. but can you eat any kind of chicken or only the broilers?
     
  6. ve

    ve Songster

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    #1 may be a girl
     
  7. You can eat any kind of chicken. The broilers just have more meat on them at a much younger age. And no, you don't sound horrible. Lots of people eat chickens.

    At my house, some chickens are pets, and some are not. Most of the roosters get a date with the hatchet soon after they start crowing, no matter how large they are.

    Any hens that I keep for laying will eventually get to meet the hatchet, unless someone makes me an offer I can't refuse for a laying hen.

    I would have a problem eating any Silkies or Silkie crosses though. Their blue meat sort of ruins my appetite.
     

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