Howdy from a new chicken fan.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mutherclucker, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Mutherclucker

    Mutherclucker New Egg

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    Hello, I have always wanted chickens and I decided now was as good a time as any to take the plunge. So my first question is this: How can I tell if my chicks are hens or roosters?
    Thank you for any and all help!
    [​IMG] Mutherclucker
     
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    My Coop
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Pictures would really help!
     
  3. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. As fairly new myself, I am so thankful to find this place. There are so many helpful people and everyone is so nice.

    Sorry I can't answer your question. But I know you'll have your answer soon.
     
  4. Mutherclucker

    Mutherclucker New Egg

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    I don't have pictures of the little ones yet, but they are both developing "tail feathers"--does that mean anything regarding their sex? I can't have roosters in the city and I am getting really attached to these littles!! If they end up being roosters, I have a good home for them where my Dad keeps his horses, so no matter what they will have a good home, I just really hope they are hens. (fingers crossed!!)[​IMG]
     
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. If they start getting saddle feathers, then you have a roo. You can't go by just the comb size. Some hens have very large combs. [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Glad you joined! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickflick247

    chickflick247 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from CA [​IMG]
     

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