I have been looking for an Orpington rooster…preferably a Buff Orpington rooster. I haven’t been able to find one.
So when one of my hens went broody a month ago I decided to get some fertilized eggs to put under her.
Usually when you just get hatching eggs they will be half male. So I was hoping to get a rooster that way.
I ordered six eggs, they sent me 8. They do that in case one or more gets broken in shipping and to help make sure you get some fertile eggs. They can’t guarantee that all of them are fertile.
I now have 4 cute little balls of fuzz running around in the chicken pen. I would have gotten close ups but mamma chicken didn’t like that. She grew to about twice her size and shook her feathers and made rude noises at me. I ran away of course.
I have no idea how to tell the sex of chicks…not till they get older anyway. So it will be a bit till I know. I’m hoping.