I think She is a HE!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kirkster5, May 9, 2008.

  1. kirkster5

    kirkster5 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2008
    I think one of my 61/2 week old chicks is a Roo! It is making a sound now that sounds like its trying to crow. I was not planning on having any roosters and dont now what I should do. If I keep him do I need to keep him seperate from the hens? Would he be helpful in protecting the girls? Anything I should know would be helpful. Is there any chance I'm missreading the attempted crowing sound for a change to a "cluck"?
  2. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:In my case the attempted crow was exactly that. Can you post a picture?
  3. pattycake

    pattycake Songster

    May 7, 2007
    fingerlakes, ny
    My rooster never tried to crow -- one day he just did it! But by that time I knew he was a he, since he had a huge comb and was twice as big as everyone else.

    I wasn't planning on having a rooster either, but I really like mine now. He doesn't crow too much, a few times in the morning and later when the girls wander too far. He's wonderful at keeping them safe.

    Mine's a little bit aggressive and will chase my kids, but if you turn on him and try to pick him up, he'll just run away. [​IMG]

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