Too many roosters I think? Help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Holly O, May 12, 2009.

  1. Holly O

    Holly O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok .. I'm new to all this and I'm not sure what to do.
    I was told my 2 1/2 week old chicks are mostly roosters.
    I have 9 babies and am being told 5 are Roosters.

    To the best of my knowledge (which is very limited ...lol)

    4 are Leghorns.
    2 are Rode Island Red's ( I think they are both roosters.)
    3 are Bantams of some sort ,,,lol

    I love roosters they are gorgeous looking birds.
    I was wanting Hens though, and one rooster. I think having so many roosters will be problematic, and I'm not sure what to do with the excess foul ...lol

    any Ideas!

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    way too many roos-but not for now---you still have time to figure out what to do with the extras-sell them-keep for meat? give them away? I'm in the same boat too-debating on small separate pens??
     
  3. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who is telling you and what method/basis are they using??
     
  4. DaisyBishop

    DaisyBishop Out Of The Brooder

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    My question too. How do you know at this age?
     
  5. Holly O

    Holly O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lovin'mychicks :

    Who is telling you and what method/basis are they using??

    Someone I just met this weekend, she raised chickens herself before.
    I'm not in a panic, just wondering what to do if this is so.
    I do plan on posting pic's once they are older to try and determine (with everyone's help) the sex of my flock.

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  6. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Oklahoma.
    It to hard to tell from the pictures chicks are still very young.
    First off I don't think you have leghorns if its the whiteish chicks your thinking is leghorns . I would say they are sex links and the reddish colored would be pullets and the white would be roosters.
    The 2 your saying is RIR very well could be roosters and you'll be able to tell soon the combs will get red and bigger .
    The 2 little black one's looks like barred rock by color if they feather out barred you know a little more.
    The other one ??
    At 6 to 8 weeks its a little easier to sex chicks.
    Best of luck I bet you have 4 or 5 pullets.
     
  7. isaacearlg

    isaacearlg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you buy them dyed. Almost all dyed chicks are roosters. I Bought seven and they were all roosters
     

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