Man, I am GOOD!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by txchickie, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Out of the 14 straight run bantams I've collected from the feed store, it's now fairly obvious at almost 3.5 weeks old that only 3 are roos [​IMG]

    11 hens, 3 roos....can't beat that [​IMG] Now hopefully my hens don't start crowing.... [​IMG] LOL
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    You should hire yourself out! [​IMG]
  3. cluckylisa

    cluckylisa Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    Central Minnesota
    Great job! [​IMG]
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Were you trying for that? I have found that our local hatchery (which only sells straight run) sells to the feed stores whenthe chicks are 1 to 2 weeks old and they are making room for more recent hatches. Sooo . . . if you go to the feed store and know the breed, look at the combs feathers and legs you have a good chance at picking out the roos and then can take your selection from the rest. I got seven out of seven girls last time I did this.[​IMG]

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