See any Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Countrymama719, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Countrymama719

    Countrymama719 Out Of The Brooder

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    They're 18 weeks, the red one in the back or the black one in the individual picture are my suspects but I really have no clue, I'm hoping for at least one since they're out on their own all day.

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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No roos. Looks like you have Black Sexlinks and New Hampshire reds hens.
     
  3. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like they might start laying soon too
     
  5. Countrymama719

    Countrymama719 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the replies, I even ordered 5 more, will be 20 week old pullets when I get them, a month or two ago because I though I had 2 roos lol Guess we'll have a lot of eggs. I'm hoping they'll lay soon =] Any tips, we made a chicken door for them on the coop and they have nesting boxes in there but I'm worried they're going to be laying in the fields, how do I get them to do it only in the boxes?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    All girls.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a very nice flock of pullets. Have fun with your first eggs when they arrive!
     
  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put some fake eggs in the nests. You could use golf balls or ceramic eggs. I've only had 1 pullet not start laying in the nest so far, but she got it after about a week.
     
  9. Countrymama719

    Countrymama719 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok I'll try that, thanks!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You have all girls. If you want a roo, check craigslist--this time of year a lot of folks are giving them away. The best way to get them to lay in the nest boxes is to keep them in the coop for a while after they start laying. A lot of folks get by with keeping them in until early afternoon, cause most hens lay in the morning, but you'll always have that one girl who holds it!
     

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