New to chickens in erie, mi

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vikki34, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. vikki34

    vikki34 New Egg

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    So i'm new to all this and i'm very nervous. I have everything together and purchased 3 black sex links 1 in which looks to be a roo. Any helpful suggestions to a new chicken farmer is greatly appreciated! Thank you
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats and good luck. :thumbsup
     
  3. applefalls

    applefalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Maryland!! [​IMG]

    If you have sex-links, wouldn't you be certain if you had a roo? What makes you say one looks like a roo?

    My first time around with chicks, we were convinced our Plymouth Rock was a rooster; she was mean and even had what looked like spurs on her legs.
    Eventually we realized she was just a very dominant female. I've read on BYC that in an all-female flock, one hen can take on the roll of the rooster and even crow.

    So rest easy for the next few weeks. No sense worrying until you know for sure.
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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. vikki34

    vikki34 New Egg

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    One of them have the white spot on its head. So far everything I have read said the males have a white spot on top of their head. I guess I will know soon enough. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    Good luck with your chickens! I don't know much about Black sex links, but you can post a picture in What breed or gender is this to get more opinions. Applefalls is right though, I once had a hen who actually almost grew to look like a rooster, with massive comb/wattles and a mean glare. :p It's pretty common for the dominant hen to take on this role.
    Enjoy the site. :D
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!
     
  9. tomtom69

    tomtom69 Out Of The Brooder

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    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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