Sure I have all roos

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alleysrats, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. alleysrats

    alleysrats Out Of The Brooder

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    Incubated 20 eggs only 4 viable ended up losing one chick escaped from broody hens cage now last three look like all Roos they are 4 1/2 weeks old lavender orphs

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, precious little cockerels.

    ~Alex
     
  3. nflchickengirl

    nflchickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are cockadoodledoos :) pretty babies tho
     
  4. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really...a lot of my hens have looked like that, and I have raised chickens for 5 years, so I'm thinking 2 hens. (the top two) and 1 roo. (the last one) I think...
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Orpingtons are a pretty slow maturing breed, combs that big and red at 4.5 weeks are pretty much guaranteed to be cockerels. That's a bummer, but don't feel bad, I've done much worse! They are cute lil fellas!
     
  6. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's how my Lav Orp roo looked at around that age, just for reference.
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    ~Alex
     
  8. alleysrats

    alleysrats Out Of The Brooder

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    Drowning in Roos over here even a few of the ones I got from the feed store that were supposed to be pullets are Roos going to be getting pretty noisy over here soon with crowing contests LOL
     
  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, you poor thing! [​IMG][​IMG] I know how you feel, I HAD 9 cockerels until a family member came and took the meanest one as a "pet." [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  10. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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