In the Brooder
- May 3, 2014
I bought a trio of EE last month from a local breeder. She had them in 1 cage together and told me they were 1 cockerel, and 2 pullets. She was selling them because her pen was getting full. I noticed some feather pulling on both hens but their new home was not going to be crowded so I took them. The smallest of the "hens" was given to a friend who wanted an EE chicken. He told me 2 days ago she was crowing. So I offered to give him the other hen. He said no, he free ranges and could always use another roo. The largest of them who indeed was the rooster started crowing last week. So today I go out to feed and hear and then see my remaining"hen" crowing. My question is how do I handle this? I understand its really easy to make mistakes with young chickens.I want to keep the large roo Blue. Would I be considered rude if I asked her to exchange the smaller rooster for a laying hen or pullet of the same coloring? What is the procedure for fixing a "wrong sex" mishap??