Omg - my beautiful blue silkie turned into a ROO this morning!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by zengrrl, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So as I'm rushing around for work this morning I heard a horrible gargled noise that so creeped me out, and then a minute later the sickening heart-dropping sound of a loud crow. As it turns out ISIS is a boy now. I'm not sure how this keeps happening to me! I've already rehomed my Polish roo and now I have at least one more. Considering I started out with 8 and now I'm down to 5. I'm in a roo-free zone, trust me I had no idea about this or I'd never have taken the chance with chicks!

    Thankfully my boss is in a book club with a woman who has a nice big farm and would love to have a silkie boy. The odds are so not going in my favor so far. I'm down 50%!![​IMG]
     
  2. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You sound just like me [​IMG] out of my 9 chicks I have now rehomed 4 with 3 of them being my beautiful silkies [​IMG] there is one more silkie that I am watching...VERY CLOSELY.... I feel your pain [​IMG] [​IMG]

    edited cause my grammar stinks
     
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  3. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have one more silkie I'm going to have to watch very closely. ISIS def has a big thing on nasty looking comb on his beak and the start of wattles. But Emma has just a tiny bump. They're the same age, do silkie hens get any kind of comb?
     
  4. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls don't have much for combs and less for wattles. I ordered 5 chicks, and the three that survived to adulthood were all boys, and at a year I now have 2. They have plenty of facial flesh, big old knobby combs and floppy wattles. Look like the big boys. Made pretty babies though.
     
  5. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take a picture but I should be emabarrased a the state they're in. Its been such a massive heat wave that I've let them have watermelon and once again they have the dirtiest pinkest heads youy've ever seen. Bathtime this weekend!
     

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