NHR rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by juls, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. juls

    juls In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2008
    I'm a newbie at this so I have a couple of dumb sounding questions. First, this spring I ordered 6 sexed chicks, 5 RHR hens and 1 NHR rooster from a pretty reputable poultry breeder. They arrived first week of June so are now about 12 weeks old. If there is a rooster in the bunch you could fool me - they all look alike! At what age should a NHR rooster start to distinguish himself? If there is no rooster can I still let my hens free range? Lastly, I have two pretty well-behaved geese - can I expect peace on the homefront or should I keep them all separated? Thanks so much for your help!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    By 12 weeks, you should know if you have a rooster in those breeds. If you post a pic, we can tell you. Cant help with the goose question, though, sorry.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008

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