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Late Blooming Rooster, Or Crowing Hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Louieandthecrew, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Hello,

    A lot of you know from my thread "Limping Hen" that I have a beautiful Barred Rock hen that had been limping. (Thankfully, she stopped [​IMG]). Anyways, we thought that the reason was because there are two hens (including her) with my five roosters, but we never really found out what the problem was. To teh point now:
    The good news is that she is doing better AND one of my little roosters started crowing recently!
    But, to the bad news. Not only did that little rooter start crowing, she did too! [​IMG] What should I do? I am already going to take three of my roosters (for sure) to the little auction place that's about three minutes from my home, and I'm planning on auctioning them out there (by the way, what is a good price for a large meat-btd cross, a little bantam Black Cochin/White Japanese, and a Red Sex Link/Red Cochin cross?). So that would leave me with my Red Cochin, that I am keeping for showing purposes, my Welsummer rooster, for breeding purposes, my Red Sex Link hen, for breeding and eggs, and then my Barred Rock rooster. So, that would give me three roosters, one hen, and soon 15 Buff Orpington chicks (all pullets) that won't be in the coop with them until this fall. So, any advice that you could give? I am working on downloading some pictures from my camera that I took at the chicken coop today so I'll soon be able to show some new pictures of her *clears throat* HIM, and also if you know anything about selling three of my roosters, I can show you some pictures of them to see if you could tell me what they are worth [​IMG] Thanks for reading!

    Any advice is greatly appreciated,
    Louieandthecrew
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  2. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    You could try:

    -Getting a 'bachelor' pen to separate all or most of your roos if you see pecking.
    -Getting rid of a couple, or all of your roos to prevent pecking, aggression, and incessant crowing. Tough decision, but it'll help.

    I'd just watch and see how it all goes, before taking action.

    And as for pricing, the hybrids should be given a price of around $10.00.
     
  3. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Thanks for the advice [​IMG]
     
  4. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Okay, I'm back and I have pictures of my crowing hen/average rooster [​IMG] Here she/he is:

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    What do you think? Rooster or crwoing hen?
     
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Rooster without a doubt.
     
  6. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster!
     
  7. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Definitely a rooster
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    "Average rooster."
     
  9. austin.ray22

    austin.ray22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Absolutely a rooster, without a doubt!
     

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