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    • CommentAuthorhenmum
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2012 5:54am (Jan 4th 2012) edited
    Hiya i bought 3 silkies sopposedly hens on monday well for the last hour one of them has been cockadoodling .... so i think 2 of them are cocks as 2 have red combs one has black and it is one of the red combed ones thats cockadoodling ..... next door are going to be going mad they were soppose to be POL .

    Does anyone want to swap them for hens they are so lovely i dont want to get rid of them but next door is going to mad ....... :face-crying:

    And i dont really want more than six and if i have 2 cockrals they will fight over the girls oh my poor girl (untill i get more)as they need 10-1 :face-crying:
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2012 4:00pm (Jan 4th 2012)
    I had 2 cockerels and a hen for a while, Henmum - but she was bald owing to'attentions'! She's feathery now again though. However, the noise is a different matter. You ought to take them back to where you got them as they are neither hens nor POL!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2012 12:31am (Jan 5th 2012)
    You can't really go by the comb color, henmum, you still could have 2 girls and a rooster. It's hard to tell, wait till you hear 2 crows or you get 2 eggs.
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2012 6:58pm (Jan 5th 2012)

    Keeper of the hens

    Can you take them back to where you got them from? The person should take them back as they sold them to you stating they were the wrong sex!!

    Otherwise it can be very tricky indeed getting someone to take a rooster from your hands, even for free.
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2012 11:08pm (Jan 5th 2012) edited
    That's true Red - trade descriptions act and all that! (does it apply to animals?)

    The local garden centre sold my friend 2 female gerbils - only for her to find out after a few weeks it was a male and a female. They said sorry, but the best they would do was to take the babies off her hands and sell them (keeping the money of course!) She didn't separate them quickly enough so ended up with a 2nd litter, then had to pay for neutering at the vet. She thought about insisting they take them back but her boys were attached to them by that time!
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2012 3:06pm (Jan 6th 2012)

    Keeper of the hens

    Hammy (friend's hamster) started off as Tinkerbell till he developed...well... :tooth:

    I've never had that happen, I've only ever gotten a pregnant female mouse and had surprise babies!