SOOO many roos

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TitiBebbs, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. TitiBebbs

    TitiBebbs Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    In March, we got 21 chicks (down to 20 now) from the local feed store. I knew that 2 of "Easter Chicks" were male about 2 1/2 months or more ago. However, one of the others is now proving not only to be male, but almost scarily so. Yesterday, I brought a bag of spinach to give the "kids" and he pulled the bag from my hand not once but three times. I'm not a short person either and he reached up there and took hold. Anyway of Dad's 15, a female expired about 2 mo. back. I kow now it was female because the other THREE females look the same as she did. Yes 3 hens out of 14 birds, plus 3 possibly 4 more. We have 14 or 15 roosters!

    I also got 7 Americaunas from the feed store in April and am waiting to see if any of them are roos. One is quite large already (as big as the older birds) and behinning to get a fat comb. Is ther a way to tell more difinitively whether they are male or female? I know that the 11 BA are male because of the crowing that started about 1 1/2 months back.

    Are there any physical characteristics that Americaunas have to distinguish male from female before crowing/laying?
  2. momma-hen

    momma-hen Songster

    Jan 25, 2007
    I can't help, only sympathize. those are ALWAYS my kind of results unless I buy strictly pullets. I thought it was the water in CT [​IMG] My only suggestion to pullets only.....then you only end up with a few roos!

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