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BR Owners - Chick Comb Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tweetysvoice, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    okay, so I've read countless forums about people asking how to sex a chick and I know that unless you are a professional and can vent sex that it's almost impossible, but because this is the first time I've ever owned chicks, I have a question that might just be more Barred Rock related than sex related. Is it normal for a BR chick that's only 5 days old to already be showing a comb like this? My other three chicks (BO and Delaware) don't have anything like it so i'm really hoping she is a she! I was just surprised at how fast this popped up.. almost over night. Just looking for your thoughts - I know I won't really know until she's a lot older.

  2. crchickens

    crchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Blue Ridge, TX
    My BR pullets have the same thing. From what I read, if they have black on their legs, like your chick does, they are pullets.
  3. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    okay, thanks for letting me know that your BR chicks have the same thing!! That makes me feel alot better. Just worried since the other chicks didn't have anything like that. :) Appreciate the quick response!! Happy chick days!
  4. Madjohn85

    Madjohn85 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2012
    Central Jersey
    I went to TSC to buy 4 more to add to my just arrived 8 RIRs and NHRs; but I really wanted BRs.

    Well, needless to tell you guys, they require you buy a minimum of 6. [​IMG]

    It wasn't until I got home that I realized it never occured to my to ask them if they were BR pullets!!!!

    Well, 5 were pullets and one is a rooster. ( acn tell by the legs and head)


    We named him Chester.

    And he needs to go. Poor fellow.

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