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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by klalima, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. klalima

    klalima New Egg

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    Hi all!
    Kristin from CT here! In two weeks I'm hoping to get chicks for this first time! Tips? Tricks? Advice? I'll take it all. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the information. Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Kristin, welcome to BYC. Click on 'The Learning Center' located at the top of the page, and then go to the forums and study and question away. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Kristin. You may also enjoy "Raising Backyard chickens," forum - there is a section on raising chicks.
     
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    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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  5. klalima

    klalima New Egg

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    Rooster? Or too early to tell??
    Hello everyone :) Looking for advice. My flock is just under 5 weeks old and I have a mixed bunch of Rhode islands, Barred Rocks and two Columbian/Wyandottes. I'm growing concerned that I may have a rooster on my hands which makes me sad as I've grown quite attached to this one in the flock. However, I could be wrong as I am brand new to raising chickens. I've attached a few pics in hopes of some answers. The comb is quite larger and I got them all at the same time.
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    I'm hoping those pics upload. Two different chickens but same breed. The one with the larger comb I'm concerned could be my rooster.

    Thoughts??
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    The one in the second picture is a cockerel.
     

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