Chicks or Rooster

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Massimo, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Massimo

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    Hi guys

    Can you please help me to find out if this chicks is a rooster or pullet?

    And how can I find out in premature age ?

    What I need to check?

    Looks like a rooster !!



    Thanks much appreciate
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  2. rowdydouillard

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    Def a roo looking at the waddle. This looks like a Cochin to me and hens don't usually have noticeable waddles
     
  3. Carolyn78

    Carolyn78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just started raising chickens this year but some of my hens do look like this and are female(I had 3 roosters and they quickly began squawking and becoming a noise nuisance)
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    The black one is this picture is Eve and she has waddles but is most defiantly a girl. Once they hit 5 - 6 months old with no squawking you are usually good.
     
  4. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is it?
     
  5. Massimo

    Massimo Out Of The Brooder

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    Between 6-7weeks
     
  6. Massimo

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  7. Massimo

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    So u think better keep it.
    Because I have a 4years old son and he chose the chickens with hope one day laying eggs!!! I don't want disappointed him to get rid off the wrong pick.
    That's my first time !!!!
    Thanks
     
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  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    That much comb/wattles in a 6-7 week old bird....that's a roo. Whether or not to keep it is up to you, but having a mature rooster around small children can be dangerous. If the birds are penned up it may work for you. If not I'd reconsider. Roosters often target small children and being small it doesn't take much for them to get a face full of rooster. There is such a thing as decent roosters though so some people will keep them and see how they are after the hormones hit but aggression in roosters is very, very common.
     
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  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    x2 boy for sure
     
  10. Massimo

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    I wait for the first crowing.
    And then I will decide.
    When they try to crowing the young roo. ?
    How many weeks/months!!

    Thanks
     

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