How To Tell Your Chicken's Gender

By roostersandhens · May 22, 2013 · Updated Dec 6, 2013 ·
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    How to Tell Your Chicken's Gender
    Here are some ways to tell the gender of your chicken. When a young chicken begins to get dark red waddles, and a dark red comb, that means they may be a rooster. If all your chickens begin getting dark red combs or waddles, that doesn't mean you have a flock with just boys. This 12 week old Barred Rock rooster has a dark comb:

    Another way is to look at your chicken's neck feathers. Hens neck feathers are rounded or curved. Rooster's neck feathers are pointy. Roosters are also much bigger, so if one of your chickens stands out to be much bigger, then he/she may be a he. Males get longer tail feathers, they also may curve, which would then be called sickle feathers. The roosters will be much more colorful then the girls. Hens tend to be 1 or 2 colors, depending on their breed. Roosters have huge feet! They are the closest living reletive to the Tyranasouras Rex! The boys feet will stand out, their feet are pretty big! There is a 50% chance of getting a rooster. So you just never know! If you get a chick from a hatchery you may not get any roosters! They will take them out. The boys get pointy saddle feathers. The boys will mate and crow!
    Sadly they kill the boys at hatcheries, that's why I hatch my own chickies! If you ever can't tell the gender of your chicken PM me! I hope this helps you tell the gender of your chickens!

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