This rooster was supposed to be a hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mbiondo, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. mbiondo

    mbiondo Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2012
    Ramona, CA
    OK I am trying to be funny even though I don't go along with such things.
    Can anyone out there tell me how to sex change my rooster chick - back to the hen she was supposed to b?. She practiced her crowing today. Ramona Grange people, she was a rooster!!. But she's a beauty!!
    How long before there is conflict with my Cochin rooster?
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    there might never be a conflict w/ ur other rooster, it kinda depends on how many hens u have, and if they will tolerate each other and such.
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    I've grew up youngsters with older roos without much problems.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    What breed is he? Some slower maturing or more doclie breeds like your cochin, brahmas, and some others really don't have many issues with a young roo growing up under an older roo. My oops barred rock roo--28ish weeks--has never challenged my established bsl roo. He does crow some but I've never seen him mate a hen.

    Usually about 6-7 months is when they start wanting dominance, but it will just vary on your birds, the amount of space and hens, etc.
  5. mbiondo

    mbiondo Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2012
    Ramona, CA
    Six hens and three young'ns. Sylvia was such a pretty, colorful hen, we will call HIM Blaze now.
    Hopefully you will be right and he will be happy with the three when they all grow up. Separated now.
    Thanks for your thoughts. Getting cold here in Ramona at night that is, Fall is beautiful.WI too
  6. mbiondo

    mbiondo Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2012
    Ramona, CA
    Thank you. So far they all seem happy. "Sylvia/Blaze" sleeps next the Chanchy (our 18 lb rooster)
    We so like our flock!
  7. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    Liverpool, England
    My friend has 11 roosters all housed together in a coop at night and they free range during the day. Somebody dumped them on his land and he kept them. He doesn't have any problems at all. He has no hens though so I wonder if that makes a difference.
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    Yes it makes a big difference. Bachelor groups of boys are usually pretty peaceful, especially if they've been raised together.

    It sounds like the main thing to be on the lookout for here is wear and tear on the hens. 6 isn't enough to keep two roos happy, and you may start getting injuries from overbreeding (the subordinate roo will sneak breedings in behind the dominant's back).
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012

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