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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Triciakins, May 13, 2016.

  1. Triciakins

    Triciakins Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2016
    Sachse TX
    I live in the Sachse area and we have chickens- 5 that are 3 weeks old. We are looking forward to raising them and enjoying their company and eggs. I read about chickens all the time so I can be prepared for all that lies ahead. If the weather holds up we are building our coop and run area in the backyard this Sunday! Very excited to be here and to have chickens.
    We are worried that one of our chicks is a Rooster. He doesn't look like the others, meaning he is the only one with no tail feathers so far and his comb is bigger than all the others... it is still too soon to call it 100% but I am looking for homing options for him if he is a Rooster. Any recommendations are welcome! Would like to find him a place where he will not be slaughtered if at all possible.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm so pleased to hear you are enjoying your new chicken adventures :D They sure are lots of fun and very rewarding too. You might like to post a pic of your maybe a roo in the what breed gender section. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    I'm sure members there will be able to help you. Wish g you the very best of luck, be sure to ask any questions. Everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If his comb is RED at this early age, he is most likely a cockerel.
  4. Triciakins

    Triciakins Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2016
    Sachse TX
    Thank you so much! Since this post I have found a home for our little dumplin' should he prove to be a boy. I will use your link and see what happens... I appreciate it.
  5. Triciakins

    Triciakins Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2016
    Sachse TX
    Yeah, it's not red, but I think I see some pinkish to dark pinkish in it. 2 weeks and I will know for sure. Luckily we found someone who will take him if he is a Rooster so I am much happier with the outcome now.
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome - great that you have joined us here at BYC. Good luck with the coop build!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. Triciakins

    Triciakins Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2016
    Sachse TX
    Thanks, me too

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