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not enough chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FisherMOM, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Well, I am coming to the realization, that I have too many roosters and not enough hens. We bought 3 pullets this spring so that Rusty would have 4 hens to pick on rather than just one. Seems out of the 3 pullets, 2 are roosters. Sad thing is, we just love them all!!!!

    Mango, our Cornish X Rooster and Rose, the RIR cough,cough, ROOSTER, are starting to size each other up. I catch them once in a while standing up straight facing each other. I just keep praying that Rose is a tomboy!!! [​IMG] They are 11 weeks old. Rose has not crowed yet... but I imagine if she is a he, it won't be long.

    If this is the case... looks like I will be getting more chickens in the future.

    My DH is going to FLIP!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last order was for 10 RIR hens, lost 2 and ended up with 4 hens and 4 roosters possibly. If this is true then Ill be getting rid of 3 roosters but like your hubby mine will flip if I get more chickens.
     
  3. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both you you just need to act surprised and say THEY JUST SHOWED UP!!!What luck..[​IMG]
     
  4. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I already thought of that lol I can easlily get some more from the neighbor (maybe even one at a time) and just place them in the pen [​IMG]
    edited for spelling
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I am going to a poultry show this fall.. people usually sell some chickens there... I might see if there are some very young/tame hens for sale.

    I know I will need to keep them separated... but I may go that route... buy birds that I KNOW are hens!! I would prefer to raise them myself, but I have to think of the 2 hens that I have now. Midnight DEFINATELY needs some relief!

    poor, bald headed thing.
     

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