Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by donnabob, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. donnabob

    donnabob New Egg

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    My laying hens are about 14 weeks. I have two questions. Is the picture I posted a rooster? Also, I have been feeding an organic crumble from Blue seal, when do I start introducing calcium and possibly table scraps?[​IMG]

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, that's a cockerel. At about 5 months of age I'd start mixing layer crumbles about 50/50 for a month then just layer crumbles. Scraps can be given now, small pieces till they figure out not to gulp stuff down in big chunks...silly chickens.
     
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  3. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    That is definitely a rooster and a very nice one at that!
    Justin [​IMG]
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  5. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    A lovely cockerel :)

    X2 on what @gray farms says. Buff orpingtons should start, if they aren't already, laying at 5 months.
     
  6. donnabob

    donnabob New Egg

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    Thank you. I had my suspicions when he started getting angry at me changing the light bulb. Can he stay with them?
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     

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