Determining the sex of a chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 3 chicks & 1 rooster, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. 3 chicks & 1 rooster

    3 chicks & 1 rooster New Egg

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    How do you determine the sex of a chicken? They are 3 months old now and I believe I heard one crow this morning:D

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  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crowing is a dead give away [​IMG] If they are all the same breed, then just look at them. Roosters will generally be bigger, stand more upright, have larger redder combs and wattles, and longer curved tails. Also, roosters will have spurs. Some breeds, the feathering is quite different also (i.e. partridge cochin).
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Some hens can crow...
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    not many though...kinda a oddballl. LOL
     

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