Are they boys or girls?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mrs Henny Penny, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Mrs Henny Penny

    Mrs Henny Penny New Egg

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    I used a friends incubator & hatched 10 chicks, sadly 4 of these have died. But i have 6 healthy chickens, they are 5 weeks old now. I dont even know what breed they are! Could be 1 of 5 breeds i am told. But the big thing is, are they roosters or hens!!! Hoe do i tell? Knowing my luck they will be all roosters! Any tips on tell what sex they are? Or is it too soon. Look forward to hearing any help anyone can offer.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Sumi's advice.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Crowing, early enlarged combs and wattles, and the appearance of pointed sickle and hackle feathers will point out the cockerels.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] also males have a reddened comb coming in whereas females usually have pale pink until they approach point of lay.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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  8. Mrs Henny Penny

    Mrs Henny Penny New Egg

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    Thanks so much! I have posted pictures of all my 6 chickens on here. I am new to all of this.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs Henny Penny

    Mrs Henny Penny New Egg

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    Thanks
     

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