TSC chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Madjohn85, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Madjohn85

    Madjohn85 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2012
    Central Jersey
    i just came back from TSC and got 5 Plymouth Rocks. It wasn't until I got home that it occured to me that I didn't even ask if they were pullets or straight run. I called them and they are straight run.


    So I could potentially just have purchased 5 roosters.

    How old are they before you can tell if they are roosters or hens?

    I may have to put them on Craig's list if they are roosters.

  2. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    I'm not sure if it's all barred rocks, but in some the roos have yellow legs and the girls have a dark line down the front of their legs. It was that way for the ones I hatched at home.
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    I agree with the above poster.
    Pictures could help. [​IMG] Congratulations by the way. I went to my TSC and they had bantams, standards and ducks. But the minimum is 24 ducks and they aren't willing to budge at all. Lol. Does your TSC have a minimum for chicks? Ours does, it is 6.
  4. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin

    What! They make you buy 24 ducks at a time? Or you mean for orderings? Geez I would not want 24 ducks ever LOL!

    I went to day its so tempting to buy some ducklings but I have to remember that by the end of the year or sooner I bet craigslist ads for ducks will sky rocket because people buy with out realizing the commitment! :rolleyes:

    Not to say everyone is like that :)
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    our stores had a sign up that said a minimum of 2 for ducks and 6 for chicks

    from their website concerning special orders:
    "Minimum order of 25 on bantams and guineas. All other birds must
    be ordered in multiples of 5 with a total order minimum of 25 birds.
    Take completed form to your local TSC to place your order."
  6. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    TSC will ususally have the pens marked as poulets or straight run if you would feel like going back and purchasing a few more. Chance are pretty good that you already have at least a couple roosters to service and watch out for your hens. They will also be young enough that putting them together should not be a problem.
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    The spot on head is more circular and centered on females. Females have the dark wash on front legs. Males have larger legs. Between those three things you'll be very accurate sexing them. Once they feather out the males will be lighter in color. They have wider white barring, females look darker due to wider black barring. Also by then the males will show pinkening of comb.
  8. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Caseville, MI
    Can you tell males from females by colour on Silver Laced Wyandottes? Or any other feature? I took a shot today on straight run SLWs from TSC.
  9. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin

    I haven't had luck with telling SLWs from markings :( I purchsed 5 SLW from a local breeder and luckly got only one roo but I just had to grab and just wish for the best haha :)
  10. Madjohn85

    Madjohn85 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2012
    Central Jersey
    OH! Then if all these 'tellings' are good, then we have 4 girls and 1 rooster. He is super light, no black on the legs, and a crazy head. The others are black with the black on their legs.

    GOOD news.

    I will try to get pass the rooster to someone who could use him. Any takers in NJ? [​IMG]

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