What Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kmo0189, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. kmo0189

    kmo0189 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 chickens who were supposed to be all hens, however, I'm thinking that I might have 3 roosters. This morning I noticed a cock a doodle doo noise which made me a little suspicious. The noise sounded a little sad and was not very loud. Attached are pictures of the 3 in question. They are all about 15 weeks old. Thanks for any help!


    Americauna

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    Golden Laced Wyandotte

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    Rhode Island Red

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  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They all look like roosters. I am sorry.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have all roosters.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, all very much male.
     
  5. kmo0189

    kmo0189 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just what I didn't want to hear! The place I got them from has a guarantee that they are all hens and they will replace any roosters with hens. From what I've read though it seems that it is difficult to introduce new chickens. I would like to have more than 2 chickens. Is it really that difficult to introduce new chickens?
     
  6. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All cockerels.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Introduction just depends on the hens. Getting 3 new hens will be much easier than getting just one, so you're good there. You just need to have lots of space and tolerance for squawking for a while. No blood, no foul, let them work it out. You'll need to decide about quarantine, how thorough you want to be. Great that you have a pullet guarantee!
     
  8. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh BTW your "Americana" is an Easter Egger
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    all roosters and you ameraucana is actually an easter egger
     
  10. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 are roosters. Are you able to keep any? A rooster is good protection for a flock.

    I've integrated hens often with no trouble. Try to give them a week or so in neighboring pens so they can get used to each other.
     

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