new chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmages, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. cmages

    cmages New Egg

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    hi. I have 2 black australorps. I believ them to be about 6 weeks old, if what the feed store told me is correct. I got them at 2 weeks and have had them about a month. I'm sure this has been asked over and over, but can someone tell me if I have a rooster? They are supposed to be the same age, but certainly look different[​IMG]
    Thank you!
     
  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left is a cockrel and the one on the right is a hen. X
     
  3. cmages

    cmages New Egg

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    Oh no! That's what I was afraid of! We aren't allowed to have roosters here! We are very attached to our chickens. That sucks.
     
  4. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way ...that sucks! Is there no way you could get round it?
     
  5. cmages

    cmages New Egg

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    I guess we'll just keep it and hope it doesn't crow. If it does will have to find a new home for him
     
  6. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope he doesnt crow. Its a shame as they are beautiful x
     
  7. mec924

    mec924 Just Hatched

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    Don't know if you're up for it, but I'm pretty sure the Australorp is a dual purpose bird.
     
  8. cmages

    cmages New Egg

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    Not gonna eat it if that's what you mean!
     
  9. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hes to cute to eat [​IMG]
     
  10. mec924

    mec924 Just Hatched

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    That is what I was implying.
     

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