New to the Roo

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pevie13, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Pevie13

    Pevie13 New Egg

    Feb 25, 2016
    I live in the Florida panhandle and just got my first chickens in December. I got the flock as day old chicks, starting with 7 and now I am down to 5 due to a hawk and a possible heart attack? They are all sorts of mixed breeds which I think is contributing to my inability to discern which ones are hens and which ones may be roosters. I have been lurking on backyard chickens for a while so I figured it was time to join up and see if anyone can help me identify the roos in my flock. I don't think this is the right place in the forum for that so I will go look around and see where I may be able to post some pics for some help.
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    We are so happy to have you with us, @Pevie13 ! [​IMG] Welcome, and make yourself at home with our flock of wonderful folks! [​IMG] There are some one here who are incredibly experienced at discerning pullets from cockerels, and I'm sure you'll get your answers from them.

    Again, I'm so glad you joined! [​IMG]
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. If you have not done so yet, the Learning Centre is a great place to start for anything chicken, and your state thread (just type Florida in the search box) will also put you in contact with other members close by. If you have not found the appropriate thread, you can post on "what breed or gender is this" for help with gender.

    All the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Post some photos (best if only one bird per photo) and we will try and ID them for you - you can also put photos up at "what breed or gender is this."

    But please realize, they cannot be sexed just out of the eggs, it can take 2-4 weeks before gender clues are evident. If they are older, the accuracy rate goes up.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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