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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CP1900, Feb 17, 2017.
I got this bird as a chick and it's now 25 pounds...is this a rooster? She/He doesn't crow.
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.
Oh no! Poor chickie friend. How long -lives are these birds?
I'd await confirmation before getting down in the dumps - hopefully I am incorrect
You can try posting over on the "what breed/gender" forum and see what the experts think:
25 pounds is pretty big...that would make me wonder about the meat bird possibility also.
It looks like a meat bird to me too and a cockerel. How old is it?
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?
20 weeks old
The bird definitely free ranges and I feed him starter crumble 2 times a day
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.