how to tell hen from rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by molly, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. molly

    molly In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    I am new at raising chickens i have 5 bantam chicks at about 4 and ahalf months old i would like to know how to tell a hen from a rooster if anyone can help thanks
  2. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    there are lots of threads on this subject. Use the ^^^search^^^ feature you'll get lots of hits.
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    If it crows......... [​IMG]

  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Molly, welcome to the forum.
    Is it possible for you to post pics of your chicks? At four and a half months old we shouldn't have any trouble helping you out.
    Otherwise, look for a pinker/redder comb on the roos, the tail feathers will be more pointed than wide, and the legs on a roo will be longer and sturdier looking. Depending on the breed, there will color differences as well.
    Hope that helps and again, welcome.

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