baby chickens and baby roosters

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelvinsgirl, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. kelvinsgirl

    kelvinsgirl New Egg

    Apr 10, 2009
    How do you tell the difference between baby chickens and baby roosters?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are all chickens, both male and female, but girls are called pullets and later on, hens. Boys are called cockerels, and later on, roosters. It varies. Some are easy to sex at hatch, some you must wait for the combs to turn pink or watch for very thick legs.

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