Someone is crowing :O

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  1. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We aren't allowed to have roosters in vancouver and one of my chickens is crowing - quietly for now.


    I hatched these chicks beginning of december, and this is my first time with chickens. I was hoping I ould get some help figuring out the gender of my chickens?

    thanks in advance!

    Here is my maran "Nell" (or "Nelson" lol)
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    Here is my maran orpington "Noss"

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    Here is my mixed americauna "Fluffy Fluffball" (my daughter named her haha). She's the lighter grey one

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    And finally here is my easter egger "Frodo" (my son is responsible for that one). She is the darker-headed grey one.

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  2. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm mostly just confused because all of their combs (those that have started developing them at least) are fairly far forward on their heads. Noss has the most developed wattle and comb. Nell is the oldest, by a day or two.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nell and Fluffy look female, but Noss and Frodo are roosters. 50% on a hatch--you're right on average!
     
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    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

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  5. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I knew boss was way too pretty :)

    They had medicated starter until 3 weeks ago. Will we be able to have them slaughtered for food or are the breeds/feed a problem?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I was just reading something saying commercial broilers only need to be off medicated feed a week before processing, so you should be good to go.
     
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