*sigh* 6 months old and my girls are not all girls. Cock-a-doodle-Do

Rhawn

Chirping
10 Years
May 8, 2009
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I obviously have no clue what I am doing. All of the sudden I have 1 or more roosters. My flock is approaching 6 months old and out of no where, cock-a-doodle-doo. And I actually think there are more than 1.

Please help me sex these guys.

Here is a group pic.

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First up is Mrs. Wings, who I am fairly confident is MR. Wings.

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Next up is Akmed the Terrorist. Think this is a dude as well

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Lastly, the 4 others, left to right. Chick 2.0, Old Yeller, Cluck 1, Cluck 2

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Your help is appreciated

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ccoomber

Songster
10 Years
Aug 22, 2009
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I'm no expert but i'd guess that you have at least 4 roo's: MR wings, akmed, cluck 1 & 2. But i think better close up pics may help. I'd say old yeller has a questionable tail! Sorry, though i would say chick 2.0 is a hen!
 
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sred98

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Jan 18, 2008
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Unfortunately, I agree with ccomber.
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It looks like Chick 2.0 is the only for sure hen. Old Yeller, we need a better picture of. There is a long feather in that tail, but one of my hens had the same thing.
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The others...definite roos.
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Sorry,

Shelly
 

Rhawn

Chirping
10 Years
May 8, 2009
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Central Virginia
What am I going to do now? I am extremely frustrated.

Its too late in the year to start with chicks. Adding grown ups to my flock will cause issues I would imaging. I'm going to have 1-2 lonely girls popping out eggs once every full moon. AWESOME.
 

Rhawn

Chirping
10 Years
May 8, 2009
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Central Virginia
Here is a close up of Old Yeller. He/She looks alot like Chick 2.0. He has those tail feathers, but I think they are sticking out because some are missing.

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sred98

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
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Oklahoma
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Ooooh! I think Old Yeller is a girl!
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The next problem is...you've got 4 roos and 2 girls.
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Poor girls! You should get the roos out before they terrorize the girls. If they are stressed, it could be why they aren't laying.
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It's possible that Old Yeller is the favorite hen (it happens) and that is why her tail is missing feathers.

You could try to integrate new hens in. They are on Craigslist all the time. I would get maybe 2 that are from the same place, and introduce them to your girls, without the roos. They might do fine. I doubled my flock and added a new roo and had minimal problems. Maybe I was just lucky? I don't know.

I just got 8 chicks in a brooder, and they'll be laying by spring, if not before. I don't think it's too late. But, I don't know your set-up or where you're at. That's your call.

Good luck! And congrats on the TWO hens!
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Shelly
 

88heather

Songster
10 Years
May 9, 2009
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Black Forest, CO
I can sympathize..we got 6 chicks in May all supposed to be hens.. well 3 of them are roosters! boooo!!! So.. last month we picked up 2 new hens that we were SURE were hens and we got them close to the age of our first 6 (month apart)... We kept them seperated for a bit but then moved the 2 new girls in.. The 2 new girls are still not totally comfortable.. but they all roost together at night.. Now to get rid of 2 of my roosters.

So if I were you.. I'd look on Craigslist for some hens closer in age to yours.. and start introducing now and give some roosters their packing papers.
 

Rhawn

Chirping
10 Years
May 8, 2009
39
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87
Central Virginia
More-so my problem is I can have 0 Roos. When I say I have backyard chickens, its in the truest sense of the word.

I'm trying to get ahold of the lady I bought them from, who said she was willing to swap in this scenario.
 

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