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    Which is the Cockrel?

    A while ago I bought seven young chickens which were bought as hens but unfortunately one turns out to be a Cockerel.
    I`m fairly certain that I know which one it is but need a second opinion. I`ve heard the crowing but it`s always dark when I let them out so I can`t catch him in the act.
    I`d appreciate your opinions please.


    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    top

    has a wattle
    Which is the flappy bit under the beak?
    Now to try and find him a new home.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Is the crowing bothering you if not keep him and your eggs will be fertile that way you can always rear a few chickens to be coming on as your hens get older.

    Or turn him into a pot of soup, not easy to rehome cockerels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    Is the crowing bothering you if not keep him and your eggs will be fertile that way you can always rear a few chickens to be coming on as your hens get older.

    Or turn him into a pot of soup, not easy to rehome cockerels.
    I`d happily keep him but the property is in the middle of a housing estate.
    He`s not long found his voice and isn`t too loud at the moment so I`d rather spend a few days trying to find him a home before the inevitable. Admittedly though Bogtrotter, it`ll be an uphill battle.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    It's defo the top one. Is he crowing during the night? Make sure no light is getting into the coop, light normally triggers crowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    Which is the flappy bit under the beak?
    Now to try and find him a new home.
    He can live in the glass fronted electric coop....
    for aproximately 90 mins....at 190degrees.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    He can live in the glass fronted electric coop....
    for aproximately 90 mins....at 190degrees.....
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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