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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bobs3, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. bobs3

    bobs3 Just Hatched

    Mar 11, 2017
    santa clara ca
    hello from Santa Clara,
    new to chicken raising, picked up 1 pullet and 5 staight runs last weekend at Tractor Supply
    keeping my fingers crossed hoping i did get all roosters. at what age will it be easy to sex them. I have 3 white legghorns, a black sex link(the pullet) and 2 black asians
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, bobs3, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Straight run is always a gamble, that's for sure. Hope you get a few hens in the mix. If you are new to the chicken game you might like to check out the Learning Center here link below - it is packed with great articles covering the entire spectrum of chicken keeping.
    And if you want to chat with some local chicken folks, find your state thread here and say hello:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am so glad that you joined us, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join us here! Fingers crossed you don't get too many boys in your straight run :fl Some breeds are easy to sex pretty early on but I'm afraid others are not so I would say if you post some pics in a few weeks in our what breed gender section other members will be able to help you ~

    Good luck with your new adventures and enjoy BYC :frow
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under bobs3 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some links to some good starting points, I will just wish you and your flock all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    Hopefully you didn't win the cockerel lottery with your SR gamble -- with those breeds you can expect to have a fairly firm idea of gender between 6-10 weeks of age, or sooner for the "loud and proud" cockerels that do everything but hang a sign around their neck reading "I'm a boy" by sprouting bright pink combs and wattles early on. Don't be alarmed if the leghorns develop what seems like large combs, with them even the pullets can sprout some surprising combs in the first few weeks -- big but pale/flesh colored is not a concern, big (or even small) but bright pink=worry.
  9. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2016
    South Carolina
    Hi! And :welcome glad you joined us! I would take @redsoxs advice, his is almost always the right way to go! Good luck!
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!

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