New to backyard chickens

ali2259

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May 16, 2015
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Hi my name is Ali and we are new chicken owners. I have 5x 8 week old pullets and we are wondering if one is a rooster? Any thoughts
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ali2259

Hatching
May 16, 2015
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Yes I have been afriad of that, she/he has acted differently since day one. When they were Yong chicks, the one of the right ( cheepers) was a lot more affectionate than the others. When I started to notice the comb and wattle development, I was like " on no!" lol still happy to have a cockerel in my small flock though.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
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May 14, 2014
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Welcome to BYC, Ali. Glad you decided join our flock. I agree with the other members; the Delaware on the right pic is definitely a cockerel. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Delawares.
 

ali2259

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May 16, 2015
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Thank you all! yes it is a bit of a guessing came but I think you are all right. I love all the information that backyard chickens has to offer:)
 

ali2259

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May 16, 2015
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And yes I will definitely be keeping him:) we live in the country so there is no worry about neighbours. I let the girls free range all day as we have a lot evergreen tree that they use as cover. When I researched about free ranging your flock and predator protection, I read that sometimes having a cockerel in your flock can help. We also have a boarder collie that watches over them:)
 

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