Help! How do I sex six-week-old birds ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oella, May 10, 2009.

  1. oella

    oella New Egg

    Jan 14, 2007
    I am giving away some birds to get my flock down from the minimum order level to the comfy population in my coop level, and the woman to whom I'm giving the birds can't take any cockerels.

    Any advice on what to look for at this age to sex the birds? [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  2. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    It might depend on what breed of chicken. Some are easier to sex than others.

    Red combs and waddles coming in is usually a dead give away at this age for a rooster. Also, saddle feathers may be coming in on the roosters.

    And larger legs into that mix... most likely rool. My RIR was crowing at 7 weeks. My leghorns were crowing even sooner I think.

    good luck
  3. oella

    oella New Egg

    Jan 14, 2007
    Thanks for that.
    Anyone else got any tips?

  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    well, other option is to post pics and let us take a look at 'em [​IMG]

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