can you "tell" at 3 weeks???

PurplePoppiPpl

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 31, 2012
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North Western Wisconsin
i have 20 chicks i bought strait run march 16th i think that would make them about 3 weeks old... i was on vacation this week end and had a friend look after my babies but when i came home half of them have lil baby combs!!! can i tell if they are roosters or hens by the size of their little comb???




rooster???




Girl???
 

juliechick

Transplanted Hillbilly
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
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Southeast AR
Yes, that would be a pretty good indicator. Looks like a rooster on top and pullet on the bottom. At three weeks, it might not be 100% accurate. Some of the cockerels could develop later than others.
 

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