My answer is here! "she " crowed tonight!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nuttyredhead, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I posted last week wondering if my girl could be a boy....got mixed answers. Then this morning my husband and i went to the coop to open them up and i was telling him i had some suspicions i might have a roo....he says what that one, pointing to the one i thought. Then "she " jumps up on the cage in the run and yep.... squeaky door!!! My husband thought he heard a roo yesterday but blew it off...

    Imm so excited!!! [​IMG]

    Here He is!

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  2. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on ur roo. It does look like a hen to me but in a little bit he will look like a rooster. Is he a buff Orpington??????
     
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red gullet is a give away. Cute little guy.
     
  4. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
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    Quote:Yes he is. I really wondered if maybe she was just big, but after I heard the crow this morning there is no denying it! [​IMG] I wanted a roo so I am thrilled!!!!!
     
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it true, some where I read that if you hold the chick by the nape of the neck, like a cat, a roo will hold its legs up and a hen will hang the legs down? or something like that.

    Steve
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    ... I've heard hens crow..... [​IMG]

    Congrats, he's beautiful.
     
  7. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Quote:No No No!!!!! [​IMG]

    When I ordered these chicks I ordered a buff brahma roo...they switched up my order and i didnt get him. So i really thought i was roo-less. I adored my last roos, they were so sweet. And I love listening to them! (the fact that my neighbors dont mind helps!).
     
  8. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with you, I made a point of wanting a roo also. I love the sound of a rooster crowing.
     
  9. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Roosters are beautiful ! I want one ! But where I live, that is not an option. I would love to hear him crowing, watching over his flock, baby chicks running around. *sigh* for now I will just enjoy everyone else's ! Congrats on your Roo !
     
  10. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got chickens, I never really thought about having (and keeping) a roo. We got some "Ameraucana" chicks straight run from our feed store and ended up (a few months later) with the most gorgeous colored cockerel that I have ever seen ! I could never let him go ! I love to hear him crow, and he is such a good protector for all of his ladies [​IMG]
     

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