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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickynelson, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. chickynelson

    chickynelson In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2016
    Cheney, WA.
    Hello everyone! My name is Krista and I have learned so much on this journey that started on May 21, 2016. I have had some hardships with loosing one chick but have raised the other 5 successfully so far. I love my little chicken ladies except I'm unsure if one or two of them are Roos! I sadly would be heartbroken because I really love my barred rock whom is now sqwacking and carries on in the morning just like a young rooster (I think). Fortunately for this little chicken it's name is Messi (soccer player) so that's one good thing....lol! I live within city limits and am not allowed roosters and I think I may have a hard time finding a home for this guy.....it won't be my freezer either! Any suggestions? Thank you everyone....I'm really excited about this site with all of you knowledgable and friendly chicken lovers.

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    You can post photos in the "What Breed or Gender is This?" forum so we can help you sex your birds.

    Finding homes for cockerels can be exceeding difficult. All I can say is advertise everywhere. And hope they are good tempered birds. A home can be found for any nice cockerel if you have enough patience. Mean cockerels always go to the stew pot in the end.
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Unfortunately what Queen Misha says is true. You cannot imagine the glut of roosters looking for homes.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Krista

    Glad you could join the flock! I hope you are able to find new homes if you do have boys. Please do check out the what breed gender section for help with their gender first. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. chickynelson

    chickynelson In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2016
    Cheney, WA.
    Thank you! I will do that as soon as I can figure out how to download photos.

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