Age/Gender guess?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Vbrubacher, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Vbrubacher

    Vbrubacher In the Brooder

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    Hi all! I’m a newbie chicken owner, and I’m wondering if you all could help me and take a guess at how old my bigger chicks are, and if possible a gender guess on the RIR? I’ve had the bigger ones for about 2 and a half weeks, but think they were close to a week already when I got them, so maybe they’re close to 3 weeks old?
     

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I think your assessment of their age is about right, and I see an early cockerel in there. For everyone else, please wait until they’re about 6-8 weeks.
     
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  3. Carson20034433

    Carson20034433 In the Brooder

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    Take a chick and put it in one hand, take your other hand and spread a wing of your choice out, if the chick has two layers of feathers, check for a “missing” feather in between the row of feathers on the bottom layer. If a feather is “missing” it’s a roo if not it’s a hen.... good luck and keep us updated on how it goes
     
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    wing sexing only works with certain breeds bred for it specifically.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    The RIR is most likely a cockerels, the chicks appear to be around 4 weeks give or take a day.
     
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