I think 2 of my 6 chickens are Roosters.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mycutekitties, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    I think I have two Roosters (orderd all females). They were born the 1st week in August.

    This is "Tiny" and is much bigger than the other chickens.
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    This one is the other one we think is a Rooster:
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    This is the whole group:
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    What do you think? Oh and 2 days ago I started to hear faint crowing from the coup.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I think You are right
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The 2nd one is definitely a rooster. The 1st one is a little harder to tell in the pic, but I think it's a rooster too.
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't try to guess on EE's but the second is definitely a cockerel.
     
  5. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Is it dangerous having more than one Rooster? Do they fight as they get older? I am thinking we need to re-home one. [​IMG]
     
  6. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 5 americana pullets and 2 were also roos.....they were delicious
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hi mycutekitties and welcome to BYC!
    I do believe you have yourself two young roosters. Will they fight as they get older? That's anybodys guess. What is most definitely going to happen though is that your hens will get overmated, with there only being four pullets/hens to two cockerels.
    If I was in your position I would find one of the boys a home. Sorry. [​IMG]
    By the way, sexing is only 90% accurate at best, so even if you order all pullets, roos happen. [​IMG]
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Both roos.
     
  9. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    I don't think I can eat my pet. [​IMG] I have had them since they were 1 week old. They slept in our house for 3 weeks. [​IMG]
    I think I would rater give them away before I ate them (even tho my husband wants to eat him). I do think that soon that 1 will go.
    Thanks for the welcome. [​IMG]
     
  10. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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