Rooster mad!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickymum, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. chickymum

    chickymum New Egg

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    Hiya! So my sister and I are new to hatching chickens. We've got silver laced wyndotte and blue Orpington eggs that have just hatched 2 days ago, (6 eggs in total) and it seems all, and I mean ALL are roosters : (
    Which means we can't keep them !!! So disapointed as our children have been involved in the process and now we have to tell them that they can't stay. Is this normal to have only rooters !!??? Feeling very upset
    Cheers
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock. Please ask any other questions you may have. It's possible. It's one of those rare things to get solid roosters or pullets. It's even more rare to get 50, 50 but still possible. How old are they?
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I believe the OP said they were 2 days old, @Birdrain92 . Not sure how you are positively sexing them at this age so I wouldn't be quite so hasty and dismiss them all as male yet. What clues are you going by?

    And welcome to BYC....glad to have you with us!
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oops I must have missed that detail.
     
  5. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you know they are roosters?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Free Feather's question; unless you knew how to vent sex them when they hatched, your Wyandotte and Orpington chicks are way too young to sex. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Why do you think they are all roosters? At two days they would all look the same regardless, no 2 day old combs, spurs, hackle or saddle feathers. Just little chickies.
     
  8. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Yeah, that's what I wondered too, Diva - unless they are sex linked, it's almost impossible to tell already, which is why I said not to be too hasty.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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