How old do they have to be before you "know for sure"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crchickens, May 23, 2012.

  1. crchickens

    crchickens Chirping

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    My question.... How old do they crow? How old do they have to be before you can safely say that they are all hens? I have two I am wondering about, just because of their face coloring. Other then being slightly more red, they are identical. They are 13 weeks old today.
     
  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    post up pictures, and it depends roosters can start crowing as early as 1 month like one of mine did, and my other is 4 months ans still hasnt crowed
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Songster

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    I've had a Brahma cross crow at 8 months and I currently have a Langshan who is 7 months and hasn't crowed. It all depends on the rooster! The earliest I've heard a crow from my chickens is 2 weeks.
     
  4. crchickens

    crchickens Chirping

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    I will have to take pics tomorrow. They are all "supposed to be" pullets. I really did not want a roo. The one BR is quite red, and she is now running up to the door when I open it, and pecks at my ring. my one SW is also quite red. I am holding my breath. I will post pics soon. Sigh. I was hoping by now she would be crowing if she was a roo.
     

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