Identifying chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicklens11, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. chicklens11

    chicklens11 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2013
    I have two Rhode Island reds a little over two weeks old and was woundering to to tell if there a hen or rooster if anyone knows it will help a lot!!

  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    roos have redder combs, larger feet and joints at top of legs that are larger. 2 weeks is too soon to tell, but another way is to vent check if you lift the tail enough to lift up the upper lip of the bung you might see a dolup like the little bead that hangs from a babies lip. compare it to the other chickens butts. that is a boy.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013

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