Roosters and Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jlabs, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. jlabs

    jlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    New at this...I can't yet tell the sex of my 5 chicks. Worried one might be a rooster. If I decide to keep him can I keep him in with the hens? Will I be over run with chicks? Or have depressed hens if I take eggs? How can I tell which eggs are fertilized? I'm sire you can tell I am new at this!
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, [​IMG] first of all how old are they, can you take a picture?
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes you can have a rooster as long as where you are allows one! As long as you collect eggs every day, you won't have more chicks and make sure a hen is not hiding eggs!
     
  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have a roo your eggs usually WILL be fertilised!
     
  5. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    The hens will not mind if you take eggs! If she is broody she will be angry and try and peck you! What breed are they?
     
  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    (By the way you are doing fine! xx) just go on various threads and go fishing for lots of info, You could PM me i f you want to ask various questions! xx [​IMG]
     
  7. jlabs

    jlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! That helps a lot! They are only a few days old...So I have time!
     
  8. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, if you take a pic of wings (weird right!) if you could coz you can tell their gender if they are only just getting wing feathers!
     
  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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  10. jlabs

    jlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will do that. They are only a few days old...Silkies.
     

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