How early will I be able to tell the sex of my chickens by looking at them?

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

  1. newchickenista

    newchickenista Chirping

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    I guess the subject line says it all. My chicks are 2 weeks old and I am noticing, what I think are, some differences developing amongst some of them. What I want to know is how early can you begin to see different gender characteristics develop and what characteristics do I need to look for? This is my first batch of chicks ever so the first time I'm getting to observe them develop. Hoping I have a rooster in the mix!
     

  2. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Songster

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    Generally the little pullets will start to feather first, where the little Roos are slower to feather, tail feathers etc....~Charm1704
     
  3. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    Sometimes they keep you guessing. I have 4 4-week olds that look like roosters one day then pullets then roos again. [​IMG]
     
  4. chikenscratch

    chikenscratch Songster

    I have 10 chicks (as straight-run) and I am a new chicken owner. I have NO idea how to tell my chicks apart this early. Any input is helpful.
     

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