Is She a He?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ORmom2four, May 22, 2008.

  1. ORmom2four

    ORmom2four Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick is suppose to be a pullet, but she is looking more like a he *I think*. I'm very new to chickens (these are my first two!) so I would appreciate any opinions. Thanks so much!

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  2. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thinks he looks pretty roo-sh. The comb looks larger then the pullet and definately redder and the legs are stouter then hen aren't they? How old are they? He looks like he is getting some wattles started also? And don't feel bad about having to put them to bed at night -- I have 5 1/2 week old Buffs and Americaunas and they argue with me every night about sundown and I have to go out and convince them to get in the coop. Some nights it is quite a show!![​IMG] Last night I waited untill after sundown and I gentlly went out and told them it was bedtime and they all lined up and went in so I could shut the hen door. Do you have a light on in there for them at dusk so they can see where to go? That does seem to help mine find the way in. I know that one of these nights I will go out at sundown and they will be all tucked by themselves. Trudy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Congratulations its a BOY!!!!!!!!

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  4. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    My girl turned out to be a roo !!!!! [​IMG] Oh is my DH gonna have something to say about that [​IMG]
    He said absolutley no roos. Wich I understand why. I do only have a backyard and am surronded by neighbors. I think I would be the only one to appreciate his lovely new talent. So I will be down to four chicks soon as DH figures out that my boy has started crowing. But I am going to try not to tell DH about it for as long as possible. I am sooooooo proud of my little guy. He is now 8 weeks old. I called as many people as I could to brag about him [​IMG]
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Hi fellow Oregonian, [​IMG] !
    Looks pretty roo-ish. Very nice looking bird though!
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:I would keep him until the town ordinence says you cant.
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Looks roo to me. Heavier legs and red combs. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I don't know what part of West Linn you live in, but I'm guessing the neighbors will turn their noses up at a roo really fast!
     
  9. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome neighbor! I'm in Portland. We had 2 roos out of the 4 chicks we raised last year (our first chickens). I was in denial until I heard that first crow even though the behaviors appeared pretty early. We live on a small city lot, so we had to send them to friends with farms quickly. Do you know about pullet day at Pistils Nursery? Let me know if you want information on local healthy pullets for next time.
     
  10. ORmom2four

    ORmom2four Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL, I'm sure my neighbors won't take too kindly to a rooster. One already complained that our dog barks at him when he's on "his" property (my dog does not know about property lines, go figure!).

    We would love any info on getting new pullets, since it looks like we will only have one--the rooster will need to find a new home [​IMG]
     

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