Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CP1900, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. CP1900

    CP1900 Just Hatched

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    I got this bird as a chick and it's now 25 pounds...is this a rooster? She/He doesn't crow.[​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm not sure, but it looks like a meat bird. They are not long-lived but I'd suggest doing some reading on the Meat birds ETC forum. Maybe others can confirm if my suspicions are correct.
     
  3. CP1900

    CP1900 Just Hatched

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    Oh no! Poor chickie friend. How long -lives are these birds?
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd await confirmation before getting down in the dumps - hopefully I am incorrect [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like a meat bird to me too and a cockerel. How old is it?
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    It's male, and I'm almost 100% a broiler bird. Don't worry, you can keep them alive. What are you feeding? Limit feed and make him move to eat. Does he get to free range?
     
  8. CP1900

    CP1900 Just Hatched

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    20 weeks old
     
  9. CP1900

    CP1900 Just Hatched

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    The bird definitely free ranges and I feed him starter crumble 2 times a day


     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Feed him less food and keep letting/making him move around. Do a search on meat birds on here, there are a lot of stories with happy endings.
     

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