I saw a Real RIR Hen for the first time !!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PatShea, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. PatShea

    PatShea Out Of The Brooder

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    Today we were at my son's school and for the first time in my life I saw a 8 month old Rhode Island Red Hen!! She was beautiful. We have RIR's I thought or was told when we brought them that they were all pullets [​IMG] ,well now that I saw what a real Hen looks like I now know I have 5 Roosters ,and 1 Hen, my are 4 months old but they all do not look like her [​IMG] Now what am I going to do what 5 Roosters ? [​IMG]
    No wonder he bit me and chases me around , also they look like they are fighting .
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 30 chicks RIR's & 14 turned out to be cockerels. Bummer. I wanted at least 20 pullets but any who I put a sign at my gate. Roosters for sale all my friends laughed and said it wouldn't work. Low & behold I sold them all.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I felt the same disappointment when i got my RIR's...but then I figured...why does it bother me now? I LOVE my production reds [​IMG] They're still nice,beautiful birds:) Now ALL my birds are PQ and not SQ...I don't show so it doesn't bother me [​IMG]
    OOPS...misunderstood post! Sorry! I sell my Roosters to people who want to butcher...and I butcher some myself...sorry you got shafted [​IMG]
     
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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    OH, my, Pat, I am so sorry that you were sold roosters! If you list them on Craig's List, they will go quickly. I just give the roosters away. If I try to get a few bucks for them, nobody calls.
     
  5. PatShea

    PatShea Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone !! My husband thinks it's funny [​IMG] Because he kept telling me I had a bunch of roosters and I thought he didn't know a thing, but he raised chickens when he was young , and he was the one to have to butcher them ,his family had a farm and yes they had chickens [​IMG]
    Oh well good thing I ordered more RIR's from the place I get my feed and other chicks [​IMG]
    And my Mother-in-law says Sunday Dinner [​IMG]
     
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  6. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] And...Monday dinner...and Tuesday...lol...
     
  7. PatShea

    PatShea Out Of The Brooder

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    That's right or invite you kids over for dinner LOL I have 5 boys ( ages 30 to 40 and a girl age 32 ) and 7 granddaughters
     
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I think you need to change your signature, lol. [​IMG]
     
  9. PatShea

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    Thanks Julie I did LOL
     
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  10. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allthough it is disappointing to have roos, some good may still come out of it. Can you keep roos in your area?

    In my first 5 chicks ever, 3 of them were rir roos. I treated them like hens and none turned out aggressive (hear that people who say to have your roo fear you [​IMG] ). I didnt want 3 roos but couldn't sell them for anything...heck, most people don't even have chickens in my area of baltimore. Two went to my table and one is a fantastic roo.

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    Gilda
     
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