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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:06 pm 
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Hehe :)

Here's hoping for good weather anyway!

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look what I found this morning


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I have now left the door open and got the chick starter and water out


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found 2 craked eggs, I am getting excited,


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my first little chicky


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I have been told to leave the door closed for awhile to encourage mother hen to hatch all the eggs first. then open the door later.


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is point of lay 20 weeks, and does this mean also ready to lay eggs.

know I have chicks, how long does it take for them to crow if they are roosters, were I am I am not aloud roosters.

I don't know anything about id hens to roosters, I need help on this please, I what to learn how to the differance


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Congratulations! I understand the age for laying and crowing varies quite a bit and you can't often (unless you are an expert) tell sexes apart when first hatched. I hope all goes well with your chicks.


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great news twitch. well done to you and mum. She may continue to sit on any unhatched eggs and not take the chicks out for a couple of days. Put the food and water where she can easily reach it and she will teach the chicks to eat and drink even if she is still sitting. I would remove any eggs which have not hatched by the end of the week end.

Sexing depends on the breed - some are auto sexing (there are specific differences in colour and pattern between males and females). In most breeds the first sign (at about 2 weeks) is the development of the comb. Males will be much more obvious and will begin to colour before the females. Wattle appearance in males is generally the next sign, male legs and feet become larger and their posture may be more alert when startled (females may crouch).
Crowing starts in earnest at the onset of sexual maturity - although some start to practice much earlier.
Point of lay depends on the breed and the time of year (hours of daylight). Commercial hybrids may start at 16 weeks, some pure breeds won't reach POL until they are about 36 weeks.


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so you are saying to put the food in the coop aswell, I have water, if I don't know what breed chick they are, how can I id them. I been told I might have a mix patch, but I got told, I might have Plymouth rock


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You would have to ask at the source of eggs to know what breed /breeds, i would put the food in there as well, maybe even closer then the water, she will hop off the eggs when satisfied no more will hatch, most likely after 48HRS from first hatch, so will be stuborn but and wont leave the unhatched eggs, as Sue said remove the last eggs say sunday night.My welsummer just hatched 13, plus 3 silkie chicks were added after, she is doing a great job of mothering for the first time. I have been getting pretty good at sexing my breeds except for the silkies as some cockerals look like pullets for a long time :roll: .


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From the 2 chick photos so far,(the black and yellow ones) they do look like possible Plymouth Rocks. If so they are generally auto sexing. The males have a head spot.
post some head shots next week and we can guess.


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I have 4 chicks so far,


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Oh how exciting for you twitch! Hope they are all girls!!

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