Thursday, August 14, 2014

no eggs

Well....I'm 99% sure now that all 4 new chickens turned out to be roosters.  I am holding out hope that one of them is just faking crowing along with the others out of fear of being found out.  If no eggs in the coop by next month, then I will be 100% sure.  91,101,68,0,B

23 comments:

JohnnyM said...

Opps they all look Rooster "like". Keep hope?

Dale said...

Now you know why the hens avoided the coop....the testoserone was too intense.

WhyR said...

The temperature of the sand where alligator and crocodile eggs are buried determines the sex of the offspring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature-dependent_sex_determination
1 Do you think that there's something about the temperature of your incubator that will give you only roosters?
2 Can the temperature be adjusted to get only laying hens? (Hey, you've got a "Lab", after all).

Margery Bills said...

My goodness. They are beautiful with intent in their eyes and nice big combs, wattles, and tails and so healthy. There should be some females around somewhere.
I don't know much about chickens except that roosters can be friends (pets). I spent many days and months in Germany watching all the hens on the German farm directly outside my window and then there was the rooster(s). Your chickens are more beautiful.




nature ramblings said...

Nice looking chickens!! They all look a little roosterish to me!!

Larry G said...

boy.. that farming gig is more complicated than it looks!

justastick said...

I think its to late for Caponization

shawn said...

http://www.synviscone.com

The source of the drug Synvisc is
chicken combs. I may see a new commercial venture for The Lab. Rooster comb farming. Somebody is doing it.

rondeb said...

time to order hens already hatched lol You can't have that many roosters, so I assume you will have a few good chicken dinners.

MsBelinda said...

I am sorry John...but this is just too funny :D

Susan Traxel Martin said...

And the last laugh is with carl. It is your job to figure out which one is his spirit gift to you, and eat the rest.

Smack Mama said...

I'm sure Carl is smiling down.

linda said...

Boy, a bunch of Carl's!

Rita B. said...

Hilarious! Well this is gonna be fun to watch. Good luck John. May the best rooster win.

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

full security detail ? Terlingua one in the hangar...what's next, up-armor kit for the tundra ?

S.A.B.L.E. said...

Frustrating isn't it. Pay extra for pullets and get roosters. No eggs, but excellent alarm clocks.

Mike said...

Winner winner chicken dinner

janebee said...

Within my crew of chicks, the rooster eventually turned out to be the one with serious spurs. We thought we could encourage him to be docile. No dice --- he was a brute AND hid when the fox showed up. His name was Zebra (the herbivore name didn't help either…?!) Good luck.

S. Cooper said...

I purchased my girls from mypetchicken.com. They sell eggs but more importantly, they sell sexed day old chicks. The company is great and their customer service is outstanding. If you have 4 roos that you don't plan on having for dinner, you're gonna have trouble unless you get a good 50+ hens. Seriously, one roo can take care of dozens of girls. Roos are good for more than just fertilizing eggs. Mostly, they stay on the lookout for predators. They protect their women even if it means sacrificing themselves. They also keep the peace, sort of, between the girls. There's always gonna be a pecking order and the bullying that goes along with it. But, a roo can help out with that. If you have too many roos, tho, it can spell trouble. Like most male animals, they will fight among themselves and that aint pretty. ~Sherri

MountainManMike said...

Similar luck here John. I've let my hens raise two batches of young-uns. Both times the herd got whittled down to one chick left (by neighbors cats I think). And both times I ended up with a Rooster.
IMO yours are definitely roosters too.

Ronald Mahan said...

No wonder your remaining hens wanted to live by your front door. That horny looking bunch of young roosters probably runs them ragged!

Ron Kincaid said...

Dude, you can be 100% sure all those "chickens" are roosters.

Ron

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