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Is it too soon to tell if I have roosters?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cydthekid50, May 17, 2015.

  1. cydthekid50

    cydthekid50 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was in heaven when I bought what I thought was 3 female Mille Fleur D'uccle chicks. Now they are 7 weeks old and I wonder if I have two roosters. Can anyone give me some info? I've done a little research, and thought all chicken have combs, but one of mine does not yet have one, but the other two do. Also, when I let them out for exercise, the two chicks with combs will fly up and "play attack" just like I've seen on TV with "cock fights". If I have two roosters, are they going to try to kill each other later on? [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    She has a comb, it's just not yet turning red and developing, and it won't until she is close to laying. I would say yes, you have two roosters and a pullet.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Yes you have two roosters. Now if they fight are not you won't know until they are grown but you want to keep both you should have 6 hens per rooster.
     
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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Two cockerels and one pullet. Where did you get them? If from a feed store the employees were mistaken or did not know that most hatcheries do not sex bantams.
     
  5. cydthekid50

    cydthekid50 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the confirmation. I wanted three hens! These are suppose to be pet house chickens that lay eggs. I can only have three. If I find someone on Craig's list to take the two roosters, how is my one remaining hen going to feel?
     
  6. Pyxis

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    She will be lonely. You should get at least one other hen to keep her company. Be careful though and make sure to quarantine any new birds you take in because you don't want to introduce illness to your birds.
     
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  8. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Cydthekid,
    I sent you a private email.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  9. Keaokun

    Keaokun Out Of The Brooder

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    You need to get another hen that is the same breed or she will die. They don't survive alone. They also will not want to befriend a larger chicken of a different breed.


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  10. canaday413

    canaday413 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's interesting! I have never heard this. Is this the case for all breeds or just this one in particular?
     

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