Friday, July 16, 2010

This Contest is For the Birds!

Well, I thought it might be time for a 
Bee Haven Acres Blog Contest.


You might remember that I bought 12 new chicks on April 10th 
at our feed store.
These were the Ameracauna chickens who will eventually
 lay  green eggs.
I bought a straight run (sounds like a card game)....
that means they were un-sexed.
Meaning....I have no idea how many are hens 
and how many are ROOSTERS!!!
Oh Lawd, I hope there are no ROOSTERS!!!

But, alas, I know there are.

"How?" you ask.

Because each morning I hear crowing 
coming from inside the henhouse....
and 
not 
just 
one 
voice...
no, a few different voices.

Land sakes, we got ROOSTERS!!!!


Ok, so the contest is this.
Please leave me a comment as to how many roosters 
you think I might have out of 12 chickens.


The winner will be determined as soon as
 the birds are old enough to tell for sure.
(which should be soon)

I think that this guy may be a ROOSTER...
See his/her lovely cheek muffs?

Ok, so leave me a comment stating the total amount of 
ROOSTERS 
I have.

The winner will receive a "goody" box from Bee Haven Acres.
OH GOODY!!!!!
(perhaps a box full of roosters.....just kidding!)

If there is more than one correct guess, 
I will have a very creative drawing.

Ok.....so guess, now....will ya!

44 comments:

Peggy said...

My guess would be 4. My egg customers like opening their carton and finding a green or blue egg. I try to put one in each. These chickens are the sweetest of all the ones we have on the farm.

Lisa said...

I think there are 4 roosters. Love your blogs!

Anke said...

Mmhh... I'm just going to guess four roosters. For your sake I sure hope there are fewer, but that's my guess... What will you do with all the boys? Will you try and split them up and keep them, or will you try and find them new homes?

Lisa T. said...

I say six (though I hope not). My girl Americanas have the same big beards, actually bigger than the boy's beards. I ordered 5 straight run, they sent me six and I got three roosters and three hens.

Smiles,
Lisa

Melody said...

I'm going to say 5. Hope not but I'm thinking 5. Good luck

Melody said...

5 is my guess

Anne said...

Optimistically, I'm guessing 3 roosters. Most of the guys I know like to hang out in threes :)

Michle said...

Oh Bev, I always buy pullets so this is just a guess, so I say 2 roosters. Of course I am the eternal optimist. LOL

Have a blessed day!
MIchle

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing 3....It's Hanks revenge!!!!

Beverly said...
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Beverly said...

Fran Sawyer....by email.....says there are 4 roosters!

Farm Girl said...

Okay I will leave a guess, just because I got Silkie straight run chicks this spring and out of four Silkies I got four roosters, I have so much noise in the morning. So my guess is that you got 5 roosters. I really do hope that it is not more.

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

I am guessing five. :D

Junebug said...

I sure hope your luck is better then mine. I do think you remember my two that were guarenteed hens and I ended up with Bruce Almighty. So I am going high with 5 roosters. Does stew come to mine? I think my next chicks will be Ameracauna. But also remember I am NOT getting anymore chickens! My famous line!

Anonymous said...

yeah, unfortunately, I'm going to guess five too. I order only hens and still end up with roosters!

Marina

taylorgirl6 said...

I say 3. We've only had one out of the twelve we've raised turn out to be a roo, so not everyone has crap odds. He ended up being a very tasty boy, too.

Nan said...

We had 4 roos out of 10 so since you have a dozen birds, I will guess 5. Good luck. We only kept 1 and he stalks me. I love him anyway!

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I'm going with the number of six. I laughted when I read your post Bev. And I know I shouldn't. I hope for your sake it's less than six.

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

I'll guess 4 roosters. Hopefully you won't really have that many.

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I'm going to say four roosters and hope and pray that I do not win any roosters! Well, I wouldn't mind but my husband would cook him!
machelle

Jill in PA said...

Hi Bev. I'm going to guess 4 roosters. We just had to give away one of our roosters yesterday. So far the hen house is much more peaceful! I hope we don't have more roosters!

Jill

Autumn said...

Hubby and I conferred on this....:) and we hope and are guessing that 5 are roosters-hopefully you have over half that are hens!!!!

countrynmore said...

Well, I am poor at guessing, but you had a lot of guesses so far. Hmmmmout of 12. Let me see....maybe and hopefully not more than 4 roosters. For your sake, I hope that it is less.

janet said...

I am guessing 6, yes that is right 6!

Dawn Dutton said...

my guess is three. Good luck....

NetRaptor said...

I think at least 3 of them are roosters, just from your photos. Look at the ones with the really tall pink combs. That's usually how I identify them. I say six, because of the annoyingly even split between sexes in straight run. I've tried to get silkie hens for years, and get roosters every dang time.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I am going to guess six, but I really hope for your sake it is not that many!

~ Tracy

Lisa said...

I'm gonna try to be positive and say 2 roosters! Love your blog!

Wonky Girl said...

Did anyone guess two? I will say two. I purchased two of this breed last year from a breeder. The chicks were supposed to have been sexed but I got a rooster out of just two. His comb turned very red even before it grew larger than the female chicks. Oh he was a beauty but he was mean so I gave him away. The female is red with huge muffs.
Really enjoy your blog :)

Cynthia in Denver said...

Hm. I was going to say four, but figured I would up the ante to five. However, I see a lot of fives in the comments and so for the sake of devil's advocate (and just to be different): Seven. Final answer. Seven. Hope not.

Anonymous said...

Every time I order straight run chicks I get more roos than hens. So if you have 12 birds I am going to say seven roos.
We'll see!
Heather in PA

Elizabeth said...

I'm going to say 7, though I hope not! I only say a number that high because when we bought a straight run we received more roosters than hens! lol

Sharon in PA said...

I'm going to be truly pessimistic and say 9. I haven't seen anyone else say that.

Cathy said...

I am going to be very very optomistic and say just 1!!!!!! Trying to save a surgeon's arms!!!

Joyce St John said...

I say you get 5 roosters. I wish you more hens, but chances are you get at least 5 roosters.

The Gough Inn said...

I am guessing(4) roosters..I just posted about building a coop for my Dad and he wants to get easter laying chickens and a few ture laying brown layers..the hobby has started again for him.. wink!

Kelly said...

Please don't hate me. I say 7. I hope I'm wrong. ;)

Deere Driver said...

My word verification says seven. The last rooster that got near me left a nasty wound, so I hope I'm wrong seven times over!

Sheryl-lyn said...

I think you have 3 roosters!! Also, love the playhouse and the garden house. Everything looks great even with the heat and more heat. We have been so hot here for a LONG time now. Not much rain either.

Susan said...

I'm going to take a wild guess here and say 4. Hmmm... we'll see.

Hope you have a great evening,
Susan

Julie said...

I guess 8--CRAZY 8!!! (Hank's memory will live on!!)

Becky said...

I'm guessing 5 roosters :)

Stacy said...

I'm guessing 2. I've been enjoying your blog this evening. I found you on Where Women Create.

Karen said...

I say four.
Have you named all the chicks yet?

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