Pullet or Cockerel (Rhode Island RED)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Junediamond, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Junediamond

    Junediamond Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my Rhode Island Red. It is 14 weeks old. Hen or Roo?[​IMG]
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  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel.
     
  6. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo
     
  7. Junediamond

    Junediamond Out Of The Brooder

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    Waaaaaaa! So what can I do with a cockerel?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If you aren't allowed to keep him, then your options are sell him or eat him.
     
  9. Junediamond

    Junediamond Out Of The Brooder

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    Eat him?!
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm just saying, those are the options. You can't keep him, so you need to do something. Some people prefer to get a meal out their cockerels after housing and feeding them for months rather than give him away. After all, if you rehome him, the new owners may end up eating him, and you will have no say in the matter. It's just one of the realities of owning chickens. Even if you bought sexed pullets, there is always a chance of ending up with a cockerel or two. There aren't enough homes for roosters, and some boys are too aggressive to safely keep. People do eat chickens. If that's something you won't consider, then rehoming is your only option. And you will need to do it before he starts crowing and neighbors start complaining to authorities. If the authorities step in, they will seize and euthanize him, or they may take your whole flock.
     

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